The Apartment

The Apartment ★★★★★

Billy Wilder is just the master at mixing in comedy and drama in his films. Whether through dialogue or a physical gag, this never goes too long without getting a laugh out of the audience. But at the same time there is a lot of pathos in here, with a seemingly harmless escapade that Jack Lemmon's character has set up starting to back fire. Wilder doesn't let his characters off the hook when they make poor decisions, and he doesn't believe in a "nice guys finish last" attitude. Fantastic all around, another winner that I've seen from Wilder's filmography.

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