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Employee of the Month (2004)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  17 January 2004 (USA)
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"Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack ... See full summary »

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"Employee of the Month" is about a guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée Sara. David's best friend Jack tries to convince him it's for the best, but the opposite occurs when bank robberies and millions of dollars become part of his day from hell. Written by Anonymous

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The number on the bus David rides after being fired is 5150, which is a police code meaning 'danger to self and/or others.' See more »

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After Wendy leaves the hotel room, she gets in her car and does a U-turn on the street. As she turns, you can see an orange traffic cone in the middle of the opposing lane, used to stop the traffic. See more »

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David Walsh: You know this review process, it's... you have. I bet it's illegal. I could sue you.
Mr. Gartin: Go ahead. You'll lose, because the best lawyer wins, and mine are the best. They're Ivy League assholes, and they'd wrap a lamp cord around a new born baby's neck rather than lose to a schmuck like you. And I got deep pockets and all the time in the world, and I never lose, ask anyone who's tried me. Ask my old man. By the time I'm done with you, you'd be in some alley giving blowjobs to cab drivers for pocket ...
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References The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) See more »

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I Can Walk In Your Mind
Written by Dan Black
Published by Ensign Music Group
Performed by The Servant
Produced under license from Prolifica Recordings Limited
By Arrangement with Zync Music Inc.
© Prolifica Recordings Limited
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Outsmarted
12 July 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Mitch Rouse's "Employee of the Month" was a good discovery. Not having seen it when it was released, we took a chance at it the other night, and it paid off. Mr. Rouse is a man that has worked extensively on television, as well as his co-screen writer, Jay Leggett, who also has a minor role in the film. These men prove they can write and keep their public involved.

The start of the film shows David and Sara toasting to their happiness, something that will be broken in the course of the movie. On the surface, we are watching David at his bank job. He seems to be successful and going places, until he receives the bad news from the bank's director that he is being fired because of his poor performance, when all indicates he is a good employee. On top of that, Sara, who is seen with her parents at a dinner in a restaurant, proceeds to tell him she is walking out on him because she has found out he is having an affair with Wendy, another bank employee, and a friend. How much can a guy take?

The film then changes as David decides to take things into his own hands seeking justice. What we are not prepared for is for the deception on most of the people around, and even David seems to be guided by greed. The surprise ending, in retrospect, seems to make a lot of sense because David is outsmarted by the same ones we didn't have a clue were involved, at all.

Matt Dillon is a good actor to watch. He carries the film because he is the most interesting character of all the ones we meet in the film. Steve Zahn, as the crazy Jack, does amazing things. Christina Applegate and Andrea Bendewald are also good as the duplicitous women who seem to have figured out their men and what make them tick.

The film is great fun. Forget the expectations and just have a good time.


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