An insurance worker lends out his apartment to company executives for their extramarital affairs in the hopes of a promotion, but things become complicated when one of the mistresses turns out to be a coworker he has eyes for.
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One of the classics that truly lived up to its reputation. Whimsical, moving, intense, romantic and an underdog you can truly root for and empathise with. Lemmon, MacMurray and MacLaine are all a delight. One of Wilder's best, and that's saying something.
absolute perfection. I was touched, heartbroken, inspired. the performances are perfect, as is the script and direction. the tenderness of jack lemmon's character and the rawness of his performance were moving. a masterpiece, simply put.
"I used to live like Robinson Crueso, I mean shipwrecked among eight million people, and then one day, I saw a footprint in the sand, and there you were." This and his tennis racket spaghetti noodle strainer were the best bits. 3 out of 5 stars.
Wilder's romantic but corrosive view of the petty bourgeois. Dignity and reason are non existent when it comes to scale up high positions. But there will always be left a thorn inside the heart that compels you to start feeling like a human being all over again.
- Ya know, you see a girl a couple of times a week, just for laughs, and right away they think you're gonna divorce your wife. Now I ask you, is that fair?
- No, sir, it's very unfair... Especially to your wife.