“To my surprised pleasure, THE BEST OF EVERYTHING is neither a delirious sendup nor a mordant, finger-wagging deconstruction. It’s a respectful, hysteria-free, streamlined and appealingly modest effort that lets Jaffe’s working girls speak for themselves… The whole show is refreshingly free of the 'aren’t-we-clever’ self-consciousness that often accompanies such excursions into pop-culture past… There is a welcome humility at work here, which in turn creates a feeling of unvarnished transparency. This approach gently and divertingly reminds us that Jaffe’s novel focused a clear and abidingly useful gaze on women caught in a moment in time that isn’t as distant as you might suppose.” —The New York Times.
“It’s Stage Door
in a Mad Men
world, with a jigger of Peyton Place
, and Kramer treats its soapiness like a bubble bath whose froth conceals some pretty dirty water.” —Time Out New York.
“This clever adaptation of Rona Jaffe’s novel about secretaries in the 1950s is an absolute treat… THE BEST OF EVERYTHING nimbly lives up to its title.” —TheaterMania.