The Out-of-Towners

Theatrical Release: May 28, 1970
DVD Release: November 25, 2003
The Out-of-Towners


Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis are spectacular as George and Gwen Kellerman, an Ohio couple heading to New York City for George’s big job interview in this Neil Simon comedic masterpiece. But anything that can go wrong, does: Their flight is messed up, their luggage is waylaid, they can’t find a hotel room, they get mugged in Central Park, and George loses a tooth. But in the end, although they’re down, they’re not out.

Dove Review

I am sure most people have taken a vacation or business trip that turns out to be anything but fun. Well, this is one of those stories. In 24 hours this couple goes though a lot. This is supposed to be a comedy but it was hard to find a laugh. George is constantly worried about something, doesn’t let his wife talk and is always telling people that she is the one that is worried. He threatens everyone with a lawsuit plus is rude to everyone and never listens.

I like most of the movies that Jack Lemmon has been in but this one to me was quite boring. But others may like it. There is nothing over the top in this movie and Dove awards our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for 12+, due to some language.

Content Description

Sex: A couple kiss.
Language: OG/OMG-10, D-1, B-1, Reference to God and the Lord in Church.
Violence: Couple robbed by gun point; thieves have car crash and steal police car; explosion of man hole cover; protester attacks a car; plane hijacked.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Man nags wife.


Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Writer: Neil Simon
Director: Arthur Hiller
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 97 min.
Industry Rating: G
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe