How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
as Denis Dimbleby Bagley
as Julia Bagley
as John Bristol
as Penny Wheelstock
as Dr. Gatty
as Mrs. Wallace
as Larry Frisk
as Harry Wax
as Hospital Doctor
as Phillis Blokey
as Tweedy Man
as Tweedy Woman
as Girl in Elevator
Critic Reviews for How to Get Ahead in Advertising
The film would be better if it kept all of its images and performances and threw out a lot of the dialogue, which explains at great length things that need no explaining.
This Monty Python-esque freak of a satire is laugh out loud funny, quite the lambast of the advertising industry, and many of the messages in the movie are equally relevant today.
The running gag is that [this film about advertising] takes its own high-concept formula of a yuppie's just desserts and whips it up with more tang than any consumer could want.
Thanks to Grant's bravura performance, the film is wickedly enjoyable.
Audience Reviews for How to Get Ahead in Advertising
One of my favorite films and for sure one of the best comedic performances is put in by Richard E. Grant. Actually I am very surprised by all the negative reviews I've read on here.
I'm not really sure why I watched this movie, it was so strange. It was interesting at the beginning but by the end I just didn't care anymore.
About to suffer a nervous breakdown due to a looming deadline to create a pimple cream campaign, a hot shot advertising exec grows a boil on his neck, which soon develops a face and a nasty personality. Does he need a dermatologist, or a psychologist? This weird and witty advertising satire from the director of WITHNAIL AND I has been sadly neglected over the years.
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