The premise of The Women on the 6th Floor is so unoriginal it practically creaks. But the acting is so deftly executed that rather than grousing at its predictability you’ll find yourself sighing with pleasure.
The People vs. Larry Flynt is a pretty wonderful film about a pretty despicable character. In the hands of director Milos Forman, it's funny, thought-provoking, outrageous and, against all expectations, truly touching.
The moral of Wag the Dog is that show biz and politics have become one and the same. Content is irrelevant; all that matters is if you can divert the audience long enough to collect their money (or their votes).