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The Job (I) (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Thriller  |  26 September 2009 (USA)
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A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job.

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Bubba (as Patrick Flueger)
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Jim
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Joy
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Martin
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Mr. D
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Eleven Year Old Joy (as Emily Helman Scherrer)
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Trish
Steven Goldsmith ...
Tiny
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A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job.

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Killer instincts wanted.

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Rated R for pervasive language, some violent content and brief sexuality

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Composed by Gioachino Rossini
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Went from "so-so" to "great" once I could think about it a bit
22 August 2010 | by (Rwanda) – See all my reviews

The plot at face-value isn't stunning, but the characters are all pretty interesting. A touch of camp keeps the mood light. Perlman definitely steals any scene he's in. I think the ~5/10 rating reflects the strength of the characters alone.

The movie as a whole makes a lot more sense when seen as an allegory, in particular the characters of Mr. D and Jim. I keep thinking of moments that probably meant a bit more. It definitely merits a second view.

After thinking about the weirder parts/themes- I see a mostly light- hearted attempt at addressing the faustian nature of compromising your self/values in exchange for worldly reward.

It is refreshing to see a movie that you can think about a bit. It's like an actual attempt at art. At the same time it doesn't come off as overly pretentious or purposely inaccessible. It's been a while.


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