Plaza Suite

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Plaza Suite ★★★ 1971 (PG)

Three alternating skits from Neil Simon's play about different couples staying at the New York hotel. Matthau shines in all three vignettes. Some of Simon's funnier stuff, with the first sketch being the best: Matthau and Stapleton are a couple celebrating their 24th anniversary. She's sentimental, while he's yearning for his mistress. Number two has producer Matthau putting the make on old flame Harris, while the finale has father Matthau coaxing his anxious daughter out of the bathroom on her wedding day. 114m/C VHS, DVD . Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris, Lee Grant, Louise Sorel; D: Arthur Hiller; W: Neil Simon; M: Maurice Jarre.