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Roommates

1995

PG CC
4.5 out of 5 stars (53) IMDb 6.4/10

A grandfather and his grandson find themselves living together as roommates.

Starring:
Peter Falk, D.B. Sweeney
Runtime:
1 hour, 49 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Peter Yates
Starring Peter Falk, D.B. Sweeney
Supporting actors Julianne Moore, Ellen Burstyn, Jan Rubes, Joyce Reehling, Ernie Sabella, John Cunningham, Noah Fleiss, Lisa Davis, Rohn Thomas, Karl Mackey, Zygmund Szarnicki, Lee McConnell, David Cutter, David Tom, Lillian Misko-Coury, Kate Young, Noah Abrams, Ilana Levine
Studio Hollywood Pictures
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Unfortunately, this gem is one of those movies where people look at the box and just pass up. A big mistake. Although "Roommates" starts out as what appears to be light comedy. Peter Falk's portrayal of a cantankerous old man is just great throughout. But as the movie progresses, and down-to-earth hardships such as the loss of family members becomes part of the story, the characters become deeper, and the truly touching love of an old man for his family, and the love of a man for his grandfather come through. It is a beautiful film that will make you laugh out loud, make you cry buckets of tears, break your heart and then repair it again. You cannot help but get absorbed in the characters and relationships in "Roommates". Recommended viewing!
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It's a shame that this movie's largely overlooked by critics and audience alike. However, many people who happen to "stumble" across this movie will be pleasantly surprised. OK, I'm biased because I'm in the movie. But as an avid movie-goer, I have to say this is one of the better family movies in the past 10 years. The relationships are real and touching. Even though I knew -- from the filming -- how it was going to end, the tears that came down my cheeks caught me by surprise. I wish more people would see it and realize what a great movie this is. Peter Falk and D.B.Sweeney have great chemistry. You also get to see other great actors such as Julianne Moore (unfortunately, for some reason, they always fail to mention this film in her bios).
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We always hear about "chickflicks" and such but never a similar type of movie for a man. Well this is one of those movies that is just that. It is a guy version of a chick flick and believe me, this movie has heart.

While most people have never heard of this movie, it is a touching story about a man who raises his Grandson and remains there for him throughout his life when he needs him.

This movie is about their relationship and the bond they share. The love that is shown but as a man would. While on the outside they might appear tough and gruff, it is in their actions and sacrifice that we see their true love shine.

The acting is just top notch as well as the script. It comes across as very real and authintic.

This is one of my personal all time favorite movies. It is real, it is touching, and no matter how many times I have seen it... I cry like a baby at the end.

I would recomend this movie to anybody but especially men who had a father or grandfather that was very close to them. The best "guyflick" ever.
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I have been waiting for this movie to make it to blu-ray but until them I still enjoy it on DVD. This movie is funny, sad and very touching. It is one of those under rated hidden gems that you want to watch again and again. Peter Falk steals the show with his hilarious portayal of the Polish grandfather. If you have any Polish relatives or heritage or even friends you will like and appreciate this characterization even more. To this day I still remember and steal Rocky's line in the very beginning of the movie "I'll bury you all!!"lol Julianne Moore is wonderful in this movie as always.
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Peter Falk's makeup wasn't believable and sort of ruined the movie for me. It reminded me of Jackass's "Bad Grandpa" - nothing subtle. I was unimpressed with the writing and found little to endear me to the Peter Falk character. Sure he came through and was a stand up grandpa but not that loveable.
But grandparents raising children is a good topic and there's plenty worthwhile in the movie.
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I remember when my family and I rented this on VHS video back in the day when DVD's were not quite popular yet. I just rented it again last weekend, and watched it for the very first time again (Which was the very first time I had used Amazon Video on Demand). It is a very good story about how families should always stay together no matter how much you struggle in life. I used to not enjoy watching movie that focus on elderly people's plot, but the older I get now I am really starting to enjoy them now a days. If you enjoyed this movie, I would also recommend "Folks", "Grumpy Old Men", "Grumpier Old Men", and "Secondhand Lions" Peter Smith
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This movie will make you laugh and cry. The message is so beautiful,i.e., how deeply people can love and care for one another. It's so refreshing, and makes you want to go out and be a better person, especially, to those most important to you - your family. Great family movie! Great message of what is truly important in life. This movie should be re-released. Acting, Peter Falk, Sweeney, soundtarck, and cinematogrophy all 'tops.' Especially with all that's going on today; Roomates will rejuvinate your soul! Enjoy, Bravo - Encore!!!
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My husband is Polish and this is exactly like his family! A very funny, heartfelt movie that portrays the Polish American grandfather to a tee!! Makes us laugh and cry...and miss my in laws like crazy.
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