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The Job (2009)

A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job.


Shem Bitterman


Shem Bitterman (screenplay), Shem Bitterman (play)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick John Flueger ... Bubba (as Patrick Flueger)
Ron Perlman ... Jim
Taryn Manning ... Joy
Joe Pantoliano ... Perriman
Mark Harelik ... Martin
Gregory Itzin ... Mr. D
Katie Lowes ... Connie
Joe Gerety Joe Gerety ... Man #1
Andrew Elvis Miller ... Man #2
Jack Kehler ... Zeke
Jack Goshay Jack Goshay ... Boy in Park
Annette Sinclair ... Soap Actress Mom
Emily Scherrer Emily Scherrer ... Eleven Year Old Joy (as Emily Helman Scherrer)
Janalee Keegstra Janalee Keegstra ... Trish
Steven Goldsmith Steven Goldsmith ... Tiny


A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job.

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Killer instincts wanted.


Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violent content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Went from "so-so" to "great" once I could think about it a bit
22 August 2010 | by protacio-1See all my reviews

The plot at face-value isn't stunning, but the characters are all pretty interesting. A touch of camp keeps the mood light. Perlman definitely steals any scene he's in. I think the ~5/10 rating reflects the strength of the characters alone.

The movie as a whole makes a lot more sense when seen as an allegory, in particular the characters of Mr. D and Jim. I keep thinking of moments that probably meant a bit more. It definitely merits a second view.

After thinking about the weirder parts/themes- I see a mostly light- hearted attempt at addressing the faustian nature of compromising your self/values in exchange for worldly reward.

It is refreshing to see a movie that you can think about a bit. It's like an actual attempt at art. At the same time it doesn't come off as overly pretentious or purposely inaccessible. It's been a while.

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Release Date:

26 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA


Box Office


$3,100,000 (estimated)
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