Temps (1999)

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TEMPS is a slice-of-life comedic film about the "other side of Generations X & Y"-- the non-Slackers (or people who work).


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabrielle Burton ...
Ally, the filmmaker / temp
Robert Pemberton ...
Ben, the consultant
Ursula Burton ...
Jane, the __________
Jonah, the lawyer / temp / writer
Katrina Stevens ...
Georgia, the programmer
Arthur, the studio president
Maria Burton ...
Rita, the poet / temp
Kim Mansfield ...
Angela, the consultant
Guy Strauss ...
Richard, the computer co. boss
Ariel Martinez ...
Joey, the fresh drink waiter
Roger V. Burton ...
Stan, Jonah's father
Gabrielle B. Burton ...
May, Jonah's mother
Jennifer Burton ...
Susan, the homemaker
Aniruddh Patel ...
Producer (as Ani Patel)


Slice-of-life comedic film about the "other side of Generations X & Y" - the non-Slackers (or people who work) - five friends from college, now in their late 20s, and their different attitudes towards their work and their personal lives at points of transition in their lives, both personally and professionally. Some are temps, some aren't, but they're all dealing with a workplace impelled by turnover and increasing corporate hegemony. Raised in a basically privileged world of middle-class America - and always told they could do and be anything - these characters are challenged both by having so many options, and by their quests for perfection. This generation is the first one that cannot live better than its parents: a job is no longer a life-long career choice. In today's world that pressures workers to sacrifice their personal lives for "success," the five learn that, although life is full of compromises, they can find fulfillment. ALLY works as a "long-term temp" to insure time for... Written by anonymous

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A film about the "other" side of Generations X&Y -- or people who work.







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Jane: I don't jump from job to job because of money.
Ally: [struggling with the camera] Wait, I want to get this.... What is wrong with this thing?...
Jane: You guys seem to feel the world owes you, that you deserve happiness. My dad worked for twenty-six years in a job he hated, and at fifty, he was laid off, two week's pay and a thank you very much -
Ally: Wait, Jane!
Jane: And where did that leave us? A miserable man who became even more bitter, a mother who had to take care of other people's children, and me, knowing ...
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Toscanini's Ice Cream (donated ice cream every day for the crew). See more »


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Written by Simon Taufique and Giorgio Zeolla
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