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Get a Job (2016)

R | | Comedy | 18 July 2016 (UK)
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Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends ... See full summary »

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Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don't see coming. Written by Lionsgate Premiere

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Graduating was the easy part

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Arrume Um Emprego  »

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Anna Kendrick plays a 22 years old girl while she was 27 when the movie was shot in 2012 and when it was released it 2016, she was 31 years old. See more »

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In the credits, Greg Germann's character is listed as "Fernando the Accountant" but in the film his job title is Director of Client Services at an executive placement firm--a job that involves meeting current and prospective clients, not accounting. See more »

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Will Davis: I just need something to keep the lights on until I find my dream job.
Charlie: I don't think you can monetize masturbation.
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Man Up
Performed by Young Brother
Written by Dalton Diehl and Dustin Burnett
Published by Tunes of Yo Bro / BMG Platinum Songs obo Primary Wave Beats / Tunes by Foundations, Red Coco Publishing
Courtesy of YOBRO Records
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Should have never been released.
1 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that everything in Get a Job is atrocious except one thing: the acting. If these stars weren't attached to the movie nobody would bat an eye at this thing. It's so awful. I audibly "ugh"-ed when it finished. The message this movie tries to convey is that it's hard to find a job, so you have to stop smoking pot and be determined and never give up and do whatever it takes to get a job. Or don't get a job and be an entrepreneur. The movie throws that one in at the end. A stupid message in the first place because, hey, not everyone has the same circumstances. This type of movie can only resonate with a niche crowd, but worse than that the writing is just dreadful. Cringe-City is what this movie should've been called. I felt bad for Miles Teller having to deliver these cliché lines like, "Never stop believing." Sorry Get a Job but I learned that lesson from Journey a long time ago. Bryan Cranston and Alison Brie try to have fun in their roles, and they really brighten up the mood, but it isn't nearly enough. Anna Kendrick is forced into this shell of a character who gets fired and can't get back on her feet so she succumbs to the evils of weed and laziness. When Anna Kendrick can't be adorable for every second she's on screen, then you know you have a problem.

The problem is literally everything else. The writing, the directing, the editing, the f*cking music, it all SUCKS. It's painful. It's one of those movies where you know if the actors weren't already attached to the project, it would've never been made. But the money was there so they hired great actors and they forgot about the rest of the crew so they got people on the street to do direct and their pet cat to write and who needs an editor anyway? The cat can do it! It's like an amateur film at points. I'll be honest, I chuckled a couple of times. And by a couple of times I mean it. I chuckled twice. Maybe smiled a few more times, but for a majority of Get a Job I was either cringing or frustrated at the fact that it was even greenlit and released. This movie... just...

UGH.


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