The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) 1080p YIFY Movie

The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) 1080p

The Prisoner of Second Avenue is a movie starring Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, and Gene Saks. A suddenly-unemployed executive suffers a nervous breakdown.

IMDB: 6.70 Likes

  • Genre: Comedy |
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.54G
  • Resolution: 1920*1080 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 98
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) 1080p

The story of Mel and Edna ( and ), a middle-class, middle-aged, middle-happy couple living in a Manhattan high rise apartment building. Mel loses his job, the apartment is robbed, Edna gets a job, Mel loses his mind, Edna loses her job . . . to say nothing of the more minor tribulations of nosy neighbors, helpful relatives, and exact bus fares. The couple suffers indignity after indignity (some self-inflicted), and when they seem on the verge of surrender, they thumb their noses defiantly and dig the trenches for battle.

The Director and Players for The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) 1080p

[Director]Gene Saks
[Director]Melvin Frank
[Role:]Anne Bancroft
[Role:]Jack Lemmon
[Role:]Elizabeth Wilson

The Reviews for The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) 1080p

Reviewed byblanche-2Vote: 8/10/10

That moment of Anne Bancroft's is my favorite part of the entire film,often imitated where I used to work.

No one loves urban blight like Neil Simon, and no one depicts it aswell. "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" goes much further than "The Outof Towners" because now, the leads (Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft) areactually living in a New York apartment, sleeping in 12 degree airconditioning in their bedroom during a heat wave and sweatingeverywhere else. Simon leaves nothing out: not having the right changefor the bus, the elevator being out, no water, noisy neighbors, meanneighbors, a cheaply put together building, robberies in broaddaylight, etc. Lemmon plays a 22-year veteran of a business who isfired, suffers a nervous breakdown, and goes into psychiatric care. Hisproblems go beyond the loss of his job - he has to cope with hiscountry dwelling brother Harry (Gene Saks) and his two sisters(Elizabeth Wilson and Florence Stanley) who want to help but onlysucceed in being aggravating. Also, his wife has gone back to work as aproduction assistant and is never home.

This is really a comedy-drama that shows the enormous range of bothactors. The beautiful Bancroft is great as an empty nester who tries tobe supportive of her husband, who is losing it, as she goes toward thesame territory; Lemmon is alternatively a riot, as annoying as FelixUnger, and as sad as his character in "Save the Tiger" while heattempts to work through his issues and find out who he is.

With a high rise at Second Avenue and E. 88th St. as a backdrop, "ThePrisoner of Second Avenue" is timely today because it takes placeduring a recession. Suddenly, a lifestyle that wasn't so outrageous tobegin with is hard to keep up, and nerves fray.

City dwellers won't find it difficult to relate to this film, andtoday, with jobs cuts and loss of income, nobody will. Lots of fun.

Reviewed byjimmylee-1Vote: 8/10/10

I've always thought of Neil Simon as being the one playwrightconsistently able to capture the genuine flavor of New York as abackdrop to the realistic personalities of his characters. Not being aNew Yorker - Silicon Valley is about as far away as you can get - I'mafraid I have not been drawn to movies of his plays as strongly as toother comedies.

But Prisoner of Second Avenue is an exception. Maybe it's because I amindeed in Silicon Valley, where layoffs are something we all get toexperience. But this movie captured so aptly the craziness of beinglaid off, staying home all day - seeing only the one you love (butstarting to hate him/her too as an extension of your own self-hatred).Making petty grievances huge, and trying to pretend the truly hugeissues no longer exist. And worrying about the bills, and the clothes,and how silly the family behaves when money gets involved. And how thebad luck seems to snowball. And how "therapy" sessions seem so futile.

The acting is superb - but I don't know of a movie where Jack Lemmonand Anne Bancroft have ever given us any less. Bancroft, in particular,when she makes the transition to anger, is perfect. Thankfully we'renot handed any sop at the end either.

The subject is so realistic that I don't find it funny at all - butthat's a failing of the times we live in, not the movie. A great flick.

Reviewed bycobiwon-2Vote: 10/10/10

Though Jack Lemmon received a Best Actor Oscar for "Save the Tiger"--afilmon which that honorable performance was wasted--perhaps his finestperformance was the character of Mel Edison in thiscontemporary-for-its-timedramedy. One of the only films that I have seen him in where I genuinely"feel his pain"--study his expression after the deserved dousing withwaterhe receives on his "growth on the side of the building they call aterrace"--Lemmon progresses from disgruntled advertising executive, todesperate unemployed victim of robbery and "the plot", then through anervous breakdown and his eventual recovery. Perhaps this film's onlyflawis its subject matter, as unemployment nowadays is virtually extinct, butitdoes not warrant anything less than a perfect 10 on my scorecard. Makethisa Lemmon-must-see, along with "The China Syndrome", "Mister Roberts", "TheOdd Couple", and "Glengarry Glen Ross".

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