How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)

The Career Where Two Heads Are Better Than One

Blu-ray, 1h 30min
Rating: 6.9
Votes: 5629
Languages: English
Country: UK
Director: Bruce Robinson
Writer: Bruce Robinson

Plot outline

A cynical advertising exec has a block at work leading to a meltdown. He's hilariously out of control. Getting a big, talking boil on his shoulder doesn't help.

Plots

A cynical advertising exec has a block at work leading to a meltdown. He's hilariously out of control. Getting a big, talking boil on his shoulder doesn't help. - Scott Filtenborg

Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can't come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream. His obsessive worrying affects not only his relationship with his wife, his friends and his boss, but also his own body - graphically demonstrated when he grows a large stress-related boil on his shoulder. But when the boil grows eyes and a mouth and starts talking, Bagley really begins to think he's lost his mind. But has he? - Michael Brooke