The Apartment

1960 • 125 minutes
5.0
5 reviews
93%
Tomatometer
Eligible
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Winner of five 1960 Academy Awards including Best Picture, The Apartment is legendary writer/director Billy Wilder at his scathing, satirical best, and one of "the finest comedies Hollywood has turned out" (Newsweek). C.C. "Bud" Baxter (Jack Lemmon) knows the way to success in business...it's through the door of his apartment! By providing a perfect hideaway for philandering bosses, he reaps a series of undeserved promotions. But when Bud lends the key to big boss J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray), he not only advances his career, but his own love life as well. For Sheldrake's mistress is the lovely Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the elevator girl of Bud's dreams. Convinced that he is the only man for Fran, Bud must make the most important executive decision of his career: lose the girl...or his job.

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5.0
5 reviews
Russell Rogers
May 22, 2022
**Warning** Infidelity and suicide in this film. 'The Apartment' is an amazingly crafted story from start to finish. No wasted dialog/scenes, motivations make perfect sense, and all of the acting is brilliant (I'll never look at Fred MacMurray the same way again). While it's listed as a comedy (and it is for about 3/5 of it); it takes a very hard turn over halfway through and is more drama/satire than comedy till the end. Highly recommended -for adults only-.
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August 13, 2022
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