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Price Check (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 1 April 2014 (Belgium)
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Peter, a family man who works for a failing supermarket chain finds his life shaken up by his new boss, Susan, who starts to groom him for an executive position. Money and opportunities are within his grasp, but at what price?

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Michael Walker

Writer:

Michael Walker

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Mabius ... Pete Cozy
Matt Servitto ... Jim Brady
Annie Parisse ... Sara Cozy
Finn Donoghue ... Henry Cozy
Victor Cruz ... Dave Scalzod
Amy Schumer ... Lila (as Amy Beth Schumer)
Josh Pais ... Doug Cain
Parker Posey ... Susan Felders
Brian Berrebbi ... Matt Davis (as Brian Berribbi)
Xosha Roquemore ... Donna
Samrat Chakrabarti ... Eddie
Matt Walker Matt Walker ... Tony Gomes
Mylinda Hull ... Daphne's Mother
Marceline Hugot ... Mrs. Raphael
Remy Auberjonois ... Todd Kenner
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Pete Cozy is having trouble resolving a happy marriage and family life with rising debt and a job he hates. When his new boss, Susan, a human dynamo, shows up, Pete is pulled into the maelstrom that is her life and made to work harder than he ever has before. Suddenly, money and opportunities come his way, but at what price? Written by CA

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated

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About 4 minutes into the movie, he drives in the parking lot in a VW Passat, but he gets out of a 3 series BMW. See more »

Connections

References Toy Story (1995) See more »

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Written by Joel T. Hamilton
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Challenging but Satisfying
29 December 2012 | by wild-peisterSee all my reviews

I wasn't really sure what I thought of this movie until the day after I saw it - which for me is one hallmark of a great film. This is a movie that appears to be one thing, a cynical office comedy, but ultimately turns out to be something completely different, a much deeper and satisfying look at contemporary American life.

When we first meet the Susan Felders, masterfully played by Parker Posey, we are tempted to see her as a larger than life and quite outrageous character. But by the end of the film, we get the clear realization that everything we've seen fits neatly within the prescribed limits of modern corporate norms.

The story is a kind of coming of age story for the protagonist Pete Cozy, competently played by Eric Mabius. It's interesting to note that Pete's struggle to find his place in the world during his 30's illuminates a kind of extended adolescence that has become a standard part of modern adult culture.

In many ways this movie reminds me of Up in the Air, which was one of my favorite films of 2009. It covers some of the same themes as that movie, but the characters are drawn with more subtlety here and the situations are more ordinary. Both films provide a commentary on modern American social structures with the corporation as the central gathering point. Whereas Up in the Air presented characters of mythical and almost melodramatic scope, here we see nitty-gritty scenes with very recognizable characters and motivations.

All in all, a very nice film.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2014 (Belgium) See more »

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Başarının Fiyatı See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,783, 18 November 2012

Gross USA:

$7,413

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,413
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