3.5: It's pretty funny that advertising executives were already being made fun of in 1957 for how much alcohol they consumed on the job. This picture is certainly more interesting due to the fact that I'm an avid Mad Men viewer, although it does look more Hollywood than Mad Men, which is kind of the point as it's focus is on both Madison Avenue and Hollywood. It's more than a little tongue in cheek and definitely has that 1950's Hollywood feel. One could easily make an argument for the decade being Hollywood's highpoint, although this wouldn't quite be confused with the best from the decade (like Vertigo, North by Northwest, In a Lonely Place, Sunset Boulevard, Strangers on a Train, Sweet Smell of Success, Rio Bravo, The Searchers, Anatomy of a Murder, Some Like it Hot, The Apartment, Giant, 12 Angry Men, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rebel Without a Cause, To Catch a Thief, Marty, The Night of the Hunter, Kiss Me Deadly, Sabrina, On the Waterfront, rear Window, Shane, Roman Holiday, The Naked Spur, The Big Heat, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, From Here to Eternity, Singin in the Rain, Limelight, etc). It does help define it though, just as light and fluffy films like Pillow Talk do, but this one has much more substance and style. Jayne Mansfield is quite eye catching and the plot and tone here have that indefinable carefree and confident quality that helped define one big aspect of 50's Hollywood. There's an air of commerciality, artificiality, and glitz that makes it work. Mansfield does a great Monroe/Hayworth/Harlow send up. Rita Marlowe indeed. Mansfield really is an awful actress though, unless she's actually a great one, but I sincerely doubt it. The whole fifteen minutes of fame bit, which the film rather focuses on, must be fairly strange. The television break is classic as well. Pure genius. The executive washroom bit is pretty good too. In actually wonder if david Lynch has seen this. Kyle MacLachan and Tony Randall could probably swap without much of a hitch.