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Employee of the Month (2004)

"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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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Akire büszkék vagyunk! - A hónap dolgozója  »

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David refers to the bank he works at as North and Wells. Director and writer Mitch Rouse is an alumnus of famed improvisational theatre The Second City which is located at North Ave. and Wells St. in Chicago. See more »

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The picture David's boss turns down while he is firing him pops back up before the end of the scene. See more »

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David Walsh: Every day some faceless knob walks out in front of a bus and buys it. They call it fate, God's will. That particular John Doe spent his whole life eating his peas, studying his algebra, saving for his 401K, blah blah blah... All that to wind up a brown stain on a 10 ton city bus, to be remembered as the poor schmuck that got hit by a bus. God kills true believers and kind souls everyday, and gets a free pass from the entire world. All because people think his murder and mayhem is part of some ...
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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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Entertaining, but don't expect to bust a gut laughing.
21 January 2005 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be very watchable and entertaining, but certainly wouldn't bill it as a comedy, and I don't think that's how it was intended. Parts are mildly amusing, but there's more suspense and drama than anything else.

The ending contains some twists and turns that you probably won't see coming, but won't be completely surprised at either. Don't immediately turn it off at what you believe to be the end, or you'll miss some of the missing pieces.

Some users have commented about the level of violence in this film, but I can't recall any particularly gruesome scenes. Perhaps I've been conditioned by the likes of films such as "Irreversible" and "Goodfellas".

Anyway, I think you'll find this a worthwhile rental. If not, please blame one of the other positive reviews, as I have a very delicate psyche.

Bill


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