A true American classic in every sense of the word. And surprisingly ahead of his time.
Jack Lemmon's performance here is brilliant. Not quite as timeless as say Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire for instance but nevertheless - brilliant. Almost a post Charlie Chaplin, pre Jim Carrey performance retaining all the pathos & adding some incredible dramatic acting chops.
This is a film about loneliness, about love & relationships, about how we fit in society and I'm definitely not in the minority who believe it to be Wilder's 9th symphony. As well as Jack Lemmon's.