"I really have nothing to say, but I want to say it all the same." - 8½
This has the ingredients for a fun comedy, and I think the premise has definite potential, but the execution is decidedly lacking until near the end, when it does improve somewhat. (I may be overrating it as a result.) Throughout the first two-thirds or so, I often felt as if Gassman and Loren were acting in two different movies -- he in a very broad farce, she in something more grounded and even serious, if not full-on dramatic at times.…
The whole thing with the Very Important Symbolic Goat reminded me of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry is bootlegging movies and tries to explain an art film to Kramer: "Bread is his soul. He's trying to buy back a loaf of his soul."
Yoko's decision-making is so bad that it eventually becomes difficult to sympathize with her, and I feel like a lot of the interesting material early on -- the contrast between her on- and off-camera personalities, the lack of respect she receives from at least some of her co-workers and various other people -- kind of fizzles out, unfortunately.