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Meet John St. Clair, a happy employee at Videoland, home of a thousand movies. One fateful night while serving behind the counter, he meets Denise Hunter, the girl of his dreams. Their love... See full summary »

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John St. Clair
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Denise M. Hunter
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Vinny
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Henry Hrundy
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Henry Hrundi
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Meet John St. Clair, a happy employee at Videoland, home of a thousand movies. One fateful night while serving behind the counter, he meets Denise Hunter, the girl of his dreams. Their love blossoms amidst a colorful array of characters: John's movie-savvy coworker intent on breaking into Hollywood, their perpetually angry Indian boss, and an old school pal who points John to a new, upwardly mobile career at Goldbar, Inc. Going from t-shirts to neckties, John takes on his new job to impress Denise. However, his conscience is torn when his new corporate life threatens to wipe out his beloved video store and swallow up time he could be spending with his true love. Romantic complications ensue in this touching, fast-paced comedy, packed with movie in-jokes and witty banter. Discover for yourself how nothing seems easy once you're tied down to... "A Real Job!" Written by Anonymous

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A funny look at love and labor
28 September 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of romantic comedies, some great and some terrible, and I've got to say that this one was really charming. The witty use of movie titles to comment on the action is really inspired, and some of the one-liners are sharp and memorable. Kudos to everyone involved for pulling off that rarity of rarities, an indie feel-good film that doesn't make you want to gag. I'll take this over a Meg Ryan cute stalker flick any day of the week, and it will really appeal to fans of geniuses like Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Jerry Lewis.

This also proves that movies shot on digital video can be just as much fun as big budget Jerry Bruckheimer spectacles (and he gets some nice jabs in this one, too, thanks to a funny video clerk character who has some of the best lines). And watch out for the drunk guy in the convenience store; he's a real scene stealer. Try to see this however you can; it would make a good double feature with "The Sure Thing," "Mouse on the Moon," or "Office Space." I just wish it was easier to find!


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