6.2/10
8,571
68 user 10 critic

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 »

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A slacker competes with a repeat winner for the "Employee of the Month" title at work, in order to gain the affections of a new female employee.

Director: Greg Coolidge
Stars: Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A con man (Dillon) travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for...

Director: Matt Dillon
Stars: Matt Dillon, James Caan, Natascha McElhone
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.

Director: Harald Zwart
Stars: Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Mary Jo Smith
Even Money I (2006)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker, Nick Cannon
Happy, Texas (1999)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two escaped convicts arrive in the town of Happy, Texas, where they are mistaken for a gay couple who is to host the town's Little Miss Fresh Squeezed beauty pageant. Enjoying the celebrity... See full summary »

Director: Mark Illsley
Stars: Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn, William H. Macy
Drama | Romance | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

An Italian drifter strikes up a romance with an emotionally troubled young woman, whom works as a motel maid/laundress and stripper in a small coastal town in Georgia.

Director: Antonio Tibaldi
Stars: Christina Applegate, Stefano Dionisi, Matt Clark
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith
Management (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A traveling art saleswoman tries to shake off a flaky motel manager who falls for her and won't leave her alone.

Director: Stephen Belber
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.

Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

Director: Bob Rafelson
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto
Channel 493 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Odin Valkar
Stars: Mike Butters, Jenna Fischer, Suzanne Powell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Chicken (as Noel Guglielmi)
...
...
Enrique Almeida ...
...
Brian Blondell ...
Paulo, the Waiter
John Timothy Botka ...
Edit

Storyline

"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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Congratulations, you're fired! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akire büszkék vagyunk! - A hónap dolgozója  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The "founding grandfather" depicted in the giant oil painting in the bank president's office (that David Walsh comments on and, later, urinates on) is Del Close, a beloved Second City theater icon who died in 1999. Close is also thanked in the credits. See more »

Goofs

After Matt Dillon gets done peeing on the bank manager's picture, it is dry again a few moments later. See more »

Quotes

Jack: The... the engagement party! How come you didn't invite me?
David Walsh: I didn't think you'd come.
Jack: I wouldn't have.
David Walsh: Then why are you here?
Jack: 'Cause you didn't invite me.
David Walsh: If I knew you're not going to come, why would I bother sending an invitation?
See more »

Crazy Credits

Scenes explaining various plot gaps are shown as credits roll. See more »

Connections

References The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Impromptu Op.143 No.3
Written by Franz Schubert (as Schubert)
Published by ZFC Music
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


20 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
one of the best twists ever katarot-1
Question: What was the significance with the Sprite? clapboard
Horribly Bad Film... caint
Holy crap this movie sucks mcnadj
WORST MOVIE IN THE WORLD tracijburns
Saw it last night, now I know why I can't recall it being in theaters Hugh_G_Rection
Discuss Employee of the Month (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?