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Employee of the Month (2004)

It just isn't David's day. First he gets fired at the bank, then his fiancee breaks up and throws him out of the house. The bank gets robbed and he gets shot. Twists follow.

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Mitch Rouse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... David Walsh
Steve Zahn ... Jack
Christina Applegate ... Sara Goodwin
Andrea Bendewald ... Wendy
Jay Leggett ... Dorff
David Pasquesi ... Kyle Lacopa
Peter Jason ... Bill Gartin
Paul Dooley ... Reverend Ben Goodwin
Noel Gugliemi ... Chicken (as Noel Guglielmi)
Dave Foley ... Eric
Renee Albert ... Martha
Enrique Almeida Enrique Almeida ... Ruben
Mark Beltzman ... Hank
Brian Blondell Brian Blondell ... Paulo, the Waiter
John Timothy Botka John Timothy Botka ... Yuppie
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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

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Things are not always what they seem. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
David Walsh: I love you. Believe me?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Crying Game (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Song
Written by John Ondrasik
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Five For Fighting Music
Performed by Five for Fighting
Courtesy of EMI Records/Nettwerk America, LLC
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Employee of the Month
10 January 2005 | by oneofzeroSee all my reviews

Sunday night I was at a friends house playing cards, he popped in a movie he rented, none of us had ever heard of it, he said he got it because on the box it mentioned something about being 'from the producers of Strangers with Candy' & we're all fans of that darkly-odd kind of humor. It was kinda funny, in-fact really funny in some parts. I read that one reviewer here was 'dissapointed' but I think that's because he was told (ie: expecting) it to be more like 'Office Space'. I wouldn't compare it to that, except that it's about a guy who just stops caring about his job & his life starts to unravel. To me it was more like 'Saving Silverman' or 'One night at Mcools', but it was allowed to be a bit more 'Suicide Kings'-like in its gritty darkness mixed with humor. ( Some people don't like it when a movie makes a sharp-cut from surreal & silly humor to dark & gritty violence in the span of a few beats, but I think its fine, I *like that* I think it keeps the viewer's attention when it takes quick unexpected turns like that, but thats just me.) The only person from Strangers with Candy that I recognized was Stu ( the guy who has a beef ) but aside from wanting to see more SWC cast or writers, I enjoyed it & will rent it again and show it to others who like that kind of cynical-humor.

Matt Dillion was great in this, as he was in 'drugstore cowboy' 'mcools' & 'to die for'...his voice-over narration really set the tone for the whole story that was being told.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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