The Apartment [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1960]

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  • Release Date: 02/05/2008
  • Rating: NR
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary from Bruce Block - film producer and historian
  • Inside the Apartment documentary
  • Magic time: the art of Jack Lemmon
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Apartment
Widely regarded as a comedy in 1960, The Apartment seems more melancholy with each passing year. Jack Lemmon plays C.C. Baxter, a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their romantic trysts. He runs into trouble when he finds himself sharing a girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine) with his callous boss (Fred MacMurray). Director/co-writer Billy Wilder claimed that the idea for The Apartment stemmed from a short scene in the 1945 romantic drama Brief Encounter in which the illicit lovers (Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson) arrange a rendezvous in a third person's apartment. Wilder was intrigued about what sort of person would willingly vacate his residence to allow virtual strangers a playing field for hanky panky. His answer to that question wound up winning 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. The Apartment was adapted by Neil Simon and Burt Bacharach into the 1969 Broadway musical Promises, Promises. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jack Lemmon
    Jack Lemmon - C.C. Baxter
  • Shirley MacLaine
    Shirley MacLaine - Fran Kubelik
  • Fred MacMurray
    Fred MacMurray - J.D. Sheldrake
  • Ray Walston
    Ray Walston - Mr. Joe Dobisch
  • Edie Adams
    Edie Adams - Miss Olsen



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Timeless Romantic Comedy

    Posted
    TobeyWanKenobi

    "The Apartment" is a romantic comedy full of wit and substance where so many others make you feel dumber for watching them. This one makes you want to live life, despite the painful and funny bumps along the way. Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine's characters are so sharp and authentic, they communicate without hesitation to a modern day audience. If fact, I wish I could be friends with their characters, I like them so much. I'm excited about this new Collector's edition because I hope many new viewers will come to love this classic film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well done movie & acting

    Posted
    Lewy
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    A period piece of how the sexes were characterized and subsequent behaviors during this period of time, but does have some of the same/similar behavior that exists today based on current events.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'd buy it all over again

    Posted
    almorri2
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    I bought this film simply because Billy Wilder directed it. That and the price was right. SO GLAD I DID!! What a great, classic film. Watch it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    Babs
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    Just loved this movie when I first saw it when it came out, great classic with wonderful actors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An absolute classic.

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    fade2black
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    I could watch this movie over and over and never tire of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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