The Apartment


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Released in 1960, The Apartment starred Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine.

This is a rom com and I decided to watch it as my wife Karen Gillan watched this film as research for her own rom com Not Another Happy Ending.

Lemmon plays C. C. “Bud” Baxter, the owner of the said apartment and allows his bosses from his place of employment to use it for their extramarital affairs in hopes this would help him in getting a promotion.

During the course of this film he falls in love with elevator operator Fran Kubelik (MacLaine) unaware that she has been having an affair with one of the said bosses Jeff D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray).

The Apartment is a delightful film that was splendidly carried by Lemmon and MacLaine.

In contrast to the nice characters that I usually see MacMurray play, seeing him as the antagonist of this film sure made for a nice change.