MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 771 this week

Clockwatchers (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  15 May 1998 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 3,976 users  
Reviews: 111 user | 40 critic

Iris can best be described as a wallflower. She begins her first day as a temp for the nondescript Global Credit Association by waiting in a chair for two hours. This sets the scene for her... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 05 Oct 2010
 
a list of 13 titles
created 21 Apr 2011
 
a list of 100 titles
created 18 Aug 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 10 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Clockwatchers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Clockwatchers (1997)

Clockwatchers (1997) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Clockwatchers.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Party Girl (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an... See full summary »

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Stars: Parker Posey, Omar Townsend, Anthony DeSando
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mentally unbalanced young woman (who thinks she's Jackie Kennedy) flips into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he's engaged.

Director: Mark Waters
Stars: Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When a petty criminal escapes from jail, she lays low by posing as a babysitter for two semmingly precious children. But when she decides to sell them for a quick profit, she gets more than... See full summary »

Director: Michael McDonald
Stars: Beverly D'Angelo, Ed Begley Jr., Carol Kane
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A struggling actor lands the part of a rapist in a TV reenactment for a "Crimebusters" segment. He soon meets a beautiful rich woman whom he begins an affair with, even though she is ... See full summary »

Director: Rodman Flender
Stars: Sally Kirkland, Andre Rosey Brown, Carlos Carrasco
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When a happily married woman discovers a love letter written by her husband to an unknown party, she enlists her dysfunctional family to discover the truth.

Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Hope Davis, Stanley Tucci, Parker Posey
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A string of murders at a local strip joint give a reporter the chance to do undercover investigation. She gets a job as a stripper at the establishment, where she befriends some of the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Philip Moore
Stars: Maxwell Caulfield, Barbara Alyn Woods, Martin Mull
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Richard leaves his corporate office for a weekend at the country house of his fiancee, who is a daughter of his boss. On the way there he is forced to accept offer of lodging from local ... See full summary »

Director: Shawn Thompson
Stars: Gil Bellows, Parker Posey, Kevin McDonald
Hacks I (1997)
Mystery | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Brian is a television writer-producer who has to script a 22-episode anthology, but lacks inspiration. He witnesses a strange romantic encounter between two figures on the balcony of hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Rosen
Stars: Stephen Rea, Illeana Douglas, John Ritter
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After an audacious jewellery robbery the whole James family heads for home on the run with the obsessive detective Julia Armstrong in hot pursuit.

Director: Mike Barker
Stars: John Hannah, Helen McCrory, Jason Flemyng
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two dense, inseparable friends hit the road for their 10-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates.

Director: David Mirkin
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Todd Hughes
Stars: Dan Teachout, Mary Scheer, Lisa Kudrow
Diana & Me (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Australian Diana Spencer wins a competition in a women's magazine, and as a prize gets a trip for two to London, where she wants to meet her idol and namesake, Princess Diana. She goes ... See full summary »

Director: David Parker
Stars: Toni Collette, Dominic West, Malcolm Kennard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Jane
Helen FitzGerald ...
Cleo
...
Art
...
Eddie
...
Mr. MacNamee
...
Barbara
...
Mr. Kilmer
...
Milton Lasky
...
Bud Chapman
...
Jack Shoberg
Irene Olga López ...
Coffee Lady (as Irene Olga Lopez)
...
Global Credit Receptionist
Edit

Storyline

Iris can best be described as a wallflower. She begins her first day as a temp for the nondescript Global Credit Association by waiting in a chair for two hours. This sets the scene for her (mis)adventures with the other "corporate orphans", Margaret, Paula and Jane. Led by Margaret, they find subtle ways to lessen the ennui of corporate oppression. The tension escalates when the new permanent hire, Cleo, enters the picture. Written by Vanessa Exum <vexum@mail.utexas.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Waiting for your life to change... can be a full time job. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

15 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avokonttorin prinsessat  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$34,838 (USA) (15 May 1998)

Gross:

$444,354 (USA) (21 August 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Iris addresses the recommendation letter that she got for Margaret, she writes her last name as Burrell, when it is actually Burre. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: See that old woman over there? That's me in a few years.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 October 1998 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Heart of a Woman
Written by Brenda Burns
Performed by Brenda Burns
Published by Brenda Burns Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The sad, sad truth
5 November 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The only thing that I can think when reading the negative comments left for this movie is that the people who wrote them have *clearly* never temped. As someone who spent four years of his life wasting away in other people's cubicles, I can tell you with complete authority that this movie gets every mind-numbing, insulting, and degrading aspect of the experience dead on. I suppose you should be thankful if you can't relate to what's going on in this film because it probably means you've never had to tip-toe into some middle manager's office on a Friday afternoon to get a signature on your time card.

As for those who think "Clockwatchers" is "dull" or "boring," it's called subtly. Look into it.


27 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Any temp 'horror' stories you'd like to share? jumpingjoe821
The Ending was very sad..... wakkadakka
Can't stop watching it? Green-Winger
Complaints and Questions kayeanna77
What happens to characters at end of movie? ronaldsnelgrove
Rising cult hit? ombudsgirl
Discuss Clockwatchers (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?