The Apartment ★★★★½

C.C. Baxter: Eh. The mirror. It's broken.
Fran Kubelik: Yes, I know. I like it that way. Makes me look the way I feel.

The Apartment is the amalgamation of everything amazing, romance wise, humour wise, and intellectual wise. It portrays such dynamic characters with strong personalities pursuing their goals. Yet, their hard efforts get manipulated by those more powerful and influential with not only good reputations, but also perfect images in front others. Mr. Baxter and Ms. Kubelik are sincere hardworking people who leave the wrong impressions to those around them, because they are shy and afraid of challenging the authorities. In the end, when they finally manage to stand up for themselves, the film restores humanity as we see them being themselves, being the ways they wish to be!

This film is wonderful in very sense, encompassing a complex storytelling with such thought-provoking social commentary on adultery, infidelity, corporate hierarchy and manipulation of power.
Heartwarming characters portrayed by phenomenal acting, outstanding cinematography to capture the character emotions, and melodic soundtrack to reflect the inner worlds of the characters' thoughts. The Apartment is definitely a timeless masterpiece!

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