Employee of the Month (2004)
USA / English
"Congratulations, you're fired! "'Employee of the Month' is about a guy (Matt Dillon) whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets...
Employee of the Month
Sunday night I was at a friends house playing cards, he popped in a
movie he rented, none of us had ever heard of it, he said he got it
because on the box it mentioned something about being 'from the
producers of Strangers with Candy' & we're all fans of that darkly-odd
kind of humor. It was kinda funny, in-fact really funny in some parts.
I read that one reviewer here was 'dissapointed' but I think that's
because he was told (ie: expecting) it to be more like 'Office Space'.
I wouldn't compare it to that, except that it's about a guy who just
stops caring about his job & his life starts to unravel. To me it was
more like 'Saving Silverman' or 'One night at Mcools', but it was
allowed to be a bit more 'Suicide Kings'-like in its gritty darkness
mixed with humor. ( Some people don't like it when a movie makes a
sharp-cut from surreal & silly humor to dark & gritty violence in the
span of a few beats, but I think its fine, I *like that* I think it
keeps the viewer's attention when it takes quick unexpected turns like
that, but thats just me.) The only person from Strangers with Candy
that I recognized was Stu ( the guy who has a beef ) but aside from
wanting to see more SWC cast or writers, I enjoyed it & will rent it
again and show it to others who like that kind of cynical-humor.
Matt Dillion was great in this, as he was in 'drugstore cowboy'
'mcools' & 'to die for'...his voice-over narration really set the tone
for the whole story that was being told.
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