How I missed out on this film is beyond me. Music and dancing – 60s fashion and plenty of innuendos! yay!
This is without a doubt one of my new favorite classics. It is one of the silliest, happiest and ludicrous comedies I have seen all set in the era currently in flavor thanks to shows like Mad Men and Pan Am.
If the images still don’t please you then look closely you will be able to see that the main character is actually from Mad Men.
ROBERT MORSE (the Cooper of Sterling Cooper) was the original cute short guy star of the show, paving the way for other short stars Matthew Brodrick, Daniel Radcliffe, Nick Jonas and Darren Criss (Blaine from Glee) to take on the titular role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the brilliant tale of a New York window cleaner’s unwavering ambitions to climb the corporate ladder in an advertising agency without any formal training or education; and all with the help of a book – CRAZY !! Now his character in Mad Men, with the dickie bows and colourful socks and witty lines…it all make sense. I get the homage that the writers are paying to a show that is essentially set in the same world but is a stark contrast to the grim and more serious drama of Mad Men. Ah they were on acid in the 60s for sure. Morse is without a doubt one of the best things about this musical comedy and that is saying something because the whole production from songs right down to the colourful set is so brilliantly put together that you should be smiling all the way through.
Watch it !!!