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Employee of the Month (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 6 October 2006 (USA)
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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.

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... Zack
... Amy
... Vince
... Lon
... Glen Gary
... Iqbal
... Jorge
... Semi
... Glen Ross
... Russell
... Dirk
... Granny (as Barbara Dodd Ramsen)
... Greeter (Jerry)
Marc Mouchet ... Gene
Kathleen Arc ... Grumpy Lady
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Slacker Zack Bradley works as a box boy at Super Club, a warehouse club store. It is the lowest in the job hierarchy at the store. He doesn't work very hard at his job, and along with some of his fellow employee friends treats the store like his playground. Regardless, he is well liked by most of the other employees. He used to be hard working, when he was developing a dot com, but he lost all his and his grandmother's money in the process. As such, he decided not to take any risks in life while he now lives with her so as to provide her with what he considers at least a more reliable life. On the other extreme is Vince Downey, who lords an air of superiority over his fellow employees as the store's head cashier. He lives to be the store's best employee solely so that he can be named Employee of the Month, which he has been named seventeen months in a row. If he is named Employee of the Month for a record eighteenth time in a row, he will be rewarded with entrance into the ... Written by Huggo

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In order to get the girl, he's gotta get his shift together. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and language | See all certifications »

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6 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Funcionário do Mês  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,407,751, 8 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,435,406, 24 November 2006
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Glen Gary's big brothers name is Glen Ross. Glengarry Glen Ross is the name of a 1992 play written by David Mamet later adapted as a movie starring Al Pachino and Alec Baldwin See more »

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When Vince is learning to try and skate to impress Amy, right after he falls and Jorge runs over to him, Vince starts coughing, but his mouth isn't moving. See more »

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Zack: Were all pink on the inside...
Vince: Like vaginas!
[awkward pause]
Vince: [cough]
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Postman
Written by Frank Backgammon, Murphy Upshaw, Gymmy Thunderbird, Donnie Yale
Performed by The Sammies
Courtesy of MoRisen Records by arrangement with Lionsgate
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A bearable comedy thanks to Dax Shepard and Efren Ramirez
15 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Zack Bradley and Vince Downey (Dane Cook, Dax Shepard) are employees of the Super Club retail chain who already don't get along, except that Zack is a slacker box boy, while Vince is the chain's star cashier who has been Employee of the Month for 17 years straight. When a pretty cashier named Amy (Jessica Simpson) shows up at the store, the competition heats up as Zack is hell-bent on beating Vince to win the coveted award and the heart of Amy.

Employee of the Month turned out to be a lot better than the preview promised although it's still a bland comedy with only a few funny characters and moments. The biggest problem is the staleness of the script. It is best described as hit or miss. Some of the jokes were pretty funny while some jokes felt like a cheap move for laughs and felt quite short at being funny. While the plot was a little inventive, the scenario started to run out of steam because there are only so many laughs you can get out of this type of premise. It would have worked better as a shorter skit because an hour and forty minutes felt too long at times. Also as a romantic comedy, the film completely failed. If you do give it a shot, treat it as a simple comedy with a romantic subplot or else you may be wondering who's in the real relationship.

Dane Cook gave an okay performance. He had a few funny scenes and then he failed to show charisma in a few other ones. Jessica Simpson was awful and she showed no character. Her performance was very blah and she made the romance between her and Dane appear very weak. There was no chemistry between them and once you get past Jessica's looks, you don't get much. Dax Shepard was pretty good and he did a lot with generic material. His sidekick, Efren Ramirez was also pretty good and he had some great scenes with Dax. Andy Dick was incredibly unfunny and annoying. Harland Williams was equally bad although not as annoying. Overall, Employee of the Month is a bland and harmless comedy that's only worth checking out if you're a huge fan of Dax Shepard or Dane Cook. Rating 5/10


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