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Entry Level (2007)

A 38-year old former chef starts all over again when he interviews for entry-level corporate jobs--and can't get one.

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Douglas Horn

Writer:

Douglas Horn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
D.B. Sweeney ... Clay
Missi Pyle ... Liz
Cedric Yarbrough ... Sam
Lisa Ann Walter ... Kathie
Steve Ryan ... Bob
Taylor Negron ... Charlie
Kurtwood Smith ... Nick
Dan Southworth ... Vince Stallen
Light Rand ... Gabriella (as L. Lauren Rand)
Joe Sabatino ... Foreman
Tate Hanyok ... PDA Applicant
Anthony Giangrande ... Typist Applicant
Eric Pumphrey ... Spelling Applicant
Kirby Heyborne ... Video Game Manager
Tom Beyer ... Team Oriented Manager
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After losing his restaurant, chef CLAY MAGUIRE must start his career all over--at the bottom. Pushing forty with no "corporate skill-set", Clay enters the strange world of the Unemployable Interviewees of America. He soon meets others who share his plight--LIZ, who spent her youth traveling in the Peace Corp and now finds that experience digging wells in Bangladesh isn't exactly what corporate America is clamoring for; BOB a manufacturing engineer who lost his pension when the company went bust and now finds that 64 is too old to get hired as an administrative assistant and too young for a Wal-Mart greeter; and CHARLIE, who's job as a corporate hiring manager is so miserable that he only hires interviewees he hates because working at his company should be a form of punishment. Spurred along by the total lack of encouragement by his job counselor SAM, the self-serving "wisdom" of his homeless buddy NICK, and the most bizarre series of job interviews imaginable, Clay and his fellow ... Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes if you want to move forward, you have to take a few steps back. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Állásvadászat See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$85,000 (estimated)
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Charlie: So you were talking about the milk of human kindness? Uh uh. My friend, that is how it is all over the world. All over the world...
Clay: Guys, what do you think? You agree with this?
Liz: Well if you call France, England, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Indian, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, China, Japan, South Korea, Burma, Vietnam, Nepal, Fiji, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chili, Argentina, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Togo, Tuvalu...
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Cute film. Very much worth a watch - 6+ of 10
17 October 2009 | by deadsenatorSee all my reviews

I liked this film. It was well cast and along with DB, I enjoyed seeing Taylor Negron, Kurtwood Smith, Steve Ryan, and Cedric Yarbrough. Mr Negron caught my attention way back in "Better off Dead" as the smarmy mailman and I very much enjoy seeing him in films. I liked what was done with his character. Missi Pyle is a joy to watch and her quick delivery makes her a potent force on the screen.

The writing was better than good. Mr Horn has done a fine job with this film. Perhaps we could've done more with Cedric Yarbrough's character by bringing him in closer along with the others, but we can't have everything. It's just that I feel that Mr Yarbrough is very talented and I enjoyed every scene he was in. As I type that I have to laugh because I could say that I enjoyed many of the scenes and the various characters presented to us. The only criticism I can offer is that I struggled to connect the two leads, especially with regards to their physicality. But anything is possible and the dialogue between them smooths this over for the most part.

I saw the ending (in my mind) before it happened, but there is no great fault in that and it's not as if it's some great secret here. It is still a very pleasant ride and there are many chuckles throughout. Not a barn burner, but well done and worth watching. I almost gave it a seven, but it sure garners a solid 6 of 10.


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