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It is reflective of thetime period in which it was made. eg Changing attitudes about woman's role, working woman, extramarital sex, divorce, ambition and should be viewed as such. Great cast. Great nostalgic guilty pleasure.
The Best of Everything is an excellent film. It is about the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups. Joan Crawford and Hope Lange give amazing performances. The screenplay is well written. Jean Negulesco did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and romance. The Best of Everything is a must see.
Three secretaries in NYC in the 60s. Two have happy endings. With Joan Crawford.
I'm sure at the time this film was shocking both for the crispness of the NY scenery as well as the frank attitudes about love and romance in the office. That frankness no doubt owes a debt to Preminger's Moon is Blue for cutting through the "Hollywood Code".
Very much of its time as the inside story of a a publishing house. the women who work there, and the men who use and abuse them. Acting is above average and the plot isn't totally predictable. Remember, though, that the code was still in effect so punches were pulled.
As a Time Capsule look at the waning years of the post-war '50's woman, before widespread use of The Pill, a dozen years before Title IX that changed everything, this is a fascinating film. As an 8-yr old at the time, these gals are remembered on the occasional venture downtown & into pop's office bldg in the South. Wish women still dressed & looked like this - no longer do they go to church so femininely attired. Maybe in NYC. Would like to have been more aware of their overweening plots for catching a man - would've been interesting to insert a few plot twists to make it more fun. The male office predation though, that needed to go, for sure. Very unattractive, disgusting even. So, as a movie ... not fantastic. As a look back in time, at the time, with Donna Reed at the top of the Ratings, back into the Trumplican fiction of when America was great again, fascinating. (And the Color by DeLuxe was nice, too! ... seriously.)
soapy classic from fox campy and fun
the most politcally incorrect movie - but well acted
Three and a half stars if I pretend I never read the book.
Please, just read the book. Rona Jaffe's novel is a soap opera, to be sure, but it's full of emotion and character. This movie removes anything of substance and leaves you with the glossy shell. The female leads are beautiful, the men are blocks of wood, and Joan is ten years too old, and way too bitchy in the "Samantha Jones" role.
Joan movie 44 of 81 for me.
One of the best worst movies because it's "camp" through and through. Listen to some of the lines: "No ambition, Carolyn?" as if having ambition leads females to their doom. Still, the movie does deal with sexual harrassment, love affairs with married men, and low wages. Joan Crawford is a hoot. Enjoy this "chick flick." A sense of humor is a requirement.