Looking for something intelligent to watch? Can't wait for Season 2 of Mad Men? Do yourself a favour and rent The Apartment, the 1960 film from which Mad Men borrows half its period setting.
It's a great movie thanks to the fantastic performance from Jack Lemmon. He's a total sap, a bit of a nerd, and yet despite everyone walking all over him he remains charming and self-posessed. He's also got enough backbone to get the girl in the end. Shirley MacLaine is good as the girl too, and while the movie falls a bit too much into dopey romance comedy it always has a bitter New York edge that keeps it tasty.
  2008-03-15 16:33 Z