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I Really Hate My Job (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 September 2007 (Romania)
'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is ... See full summary »

Director:

Oliver Parker

Writer:

Jennifer Higgie
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Cast

Cast overview:
Neve Campbell ... Abi
Shirley Henderson ... Alice
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Suzie
Anna Maxwell Martin ... Madonna
Oana Pellea ... Rita
Danny Huston ... Al Bowlly / Himself
Andrew Higgie ... Guy #1
Nathaniel Parker ... Guy #2
Hilary Sesta Hilary Sesta ... Old Lady - Cecile
Leon Lissek ... Old Man #1
Barry Morse ... Old Man #2 - Georg
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Storyline

'Every day is another day closer to the day I'll never have to do this again.' Five women, one restaurant, one night, one birthday, one breakdown. Then the phone rings. A famous actor is coming for dinner. I Really Hate My Job is the story of an evening in a café in London's Soho. As in so many jobs, nothing much happens - except laughter, song, rage, collapse, intrigue, cooking, lying, nudity, conversation, secrets, love, friendship, ageing, hatred, rat-infestation and the arrival of a movie star. I Really Hate My Job. Who hasn't said it? A career. It's what happens when you lose control of a car on a wet road and it slams into a brick wall. You might assume they're just three waitresses, one cook and one dishwasher but they see themselves as an artist, an actor, a lover, an author and a philosopher. Written by Anonymous

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Five woman One restaurant One Night See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2007 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Am o slujbă naşpa rău See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Nathaniel Parker (Guy #2) is the younger brother of the director Oliver Parker. See more »

Quotes

Abi: [Abi is standing in the restaurant naked, breasts on full display, holding a wine glass] Today is my birthday. I'm 25.
[Suzie is telling Abi "get dressed"]
Abi: I guess none of you know that I trained as an actor for three years
[Suzie is whispering for Alice and Rita to come out. They do and see Abi nude from behind]
Abi: . I've had enough. But those creative, giddy Lee Strasberg days are but a distant memory. Now I can't even afford my flight home. I have a huge debt. I've just had my electricity ...
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References Mystic Pizza (1988) See more »

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I can't say why, but I liked it
6 September 2008 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I find the mark on IMDb really low for the quality of the movie. The characters were complex and the acting great. Maybe the problem was that the characters really were too complex. Imagine a classy diner where 5 women try to satisfy the whims of their high-paying customers, while fighting a rat infestation and each having emotional issues to deal with.

It is, by all means, a film for women. Men watching this might not enjoy the endless laments and the emotional way in which the characters deal with their problems. However I find that the roles themselves were well crafted: a boss who seems to employ every annoying management technique in the book and drive her employees insane with difficult requests, but underneath a nice person that fights to reconcile her job with her conscience; an unemployed actress, always acting superior, but underneath feeling that she has failed in her life; a hysterical writer that can't publish her book; a new-age type of girl who lives in the past and tries to fix everybody; a middle aged woman who wants to feel alive again.

This is it. It feels like a play, it has only 5 characters and a guest appearance of Danny Houston, it plays with your emotions, but it really has a more appeal to women than men. Good movie though, and it deserves a higher mark.


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