The Apartment Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 238

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 218

Theatrical Release Date: 06/21/1960

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Billy Wilder

Actors: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis

Plot: A man who is trying to move up in his company, "rents" out his apartment to gain dollars and a better title. He falls in love along the way.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/28/2019

In addition to being one of the rare comedies to win Best Picture, it's aged better than a great many other Oscar winners before it.

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SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018

Billy Wilder's romantic comedy works an all aspects, from narration, character development and plot to direction, acting and script, even societal controversy. Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray were terrific; technical aspects and execution are top-notch. A classic American gem not to be missed. 92/100

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Unknown - wrote on 11/05/2013

'The Apartment' is unfairly billed as a comedy. Yes, there are comedic moments present, but the film contains a strong dramatic weight. This turn surprised me, because I had no idea what kind of film I was in for before viewing. Billy Wilder delivers another supremely well written and acted piece. There exists a melancholic mindset from both of the romantic leads. The emotions they exude fit the exact nature of someone in their position. I genuinely felt for these characters, even to the point of almost tearing up. A more depressing, but ultimately hopeful experience. I love this film.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/18/2012

C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) allows his companies executives to use his apartment for malicious rendezvous. The Director Jeff D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) discovers the reason of Baxter’s popularity and asks for a favor for his promotion. A Second Admin. Assistant Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine) has a history with Jeff and ultimately gets close to “Bud” Baxter. Dr. Dreyfuss (Jack Kruschen) is the empathetic wise doctor and neighbor of Bud who complaints about the noise but is dependable when needed.

The screenplay good despite some grammatical errors, with lines from Baxter – “That's the way it crumbles...cookie-wise.” Fran – “Some people take, some people get took. And they know they're getting took and there's nothing they can do about it.” Soundtrack of the …

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Entertaining to watch,

Ichabod Crane - wrote on 04/20/2009

An entertaining romantic comedy which is actually good unlike many in this genre. It is fast paced and interesting due to the nice interactions between the characters. Every character is played very well and there is not a bad link anywhere. It looks very nice with Billy Wilder's good direction and the dialogue is smart and well written.

Best Actor Nominee Jack Lemmon 3/5- Lemmon's shtick I always find wears a bit thin when he does a leading role. His mannerisms always can get a bit annoying and this time is no exception. He though still does welll enough and is still good where when he does not try as hard.

Best Supporting actor nominee Jack Kruschen 4/5- Kruschen is very good as the neighbor and doctor next door, and gets past just one liners and instead into a deeper stronger …

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