Employee of the Month

  • 12
  • Greg Coolidge (2006)
  • US
  • 103 min
Employee of the Month
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

It isn't just the production values that are cut-price in this supermarket-set comedy. The laughs are cheap, and romantic leads Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson have barely enough charisma between them to sell a tube of toothpaste, let alone the flimsy plot. Cook plays a shiftless shelf-stacker who suddenly ups his game when it turns out that the good-looking new girl (Simpson) only dates guys who make employee of the month. He faces stiff competition from Dax Shepard, who does at least have a few funny moments as a quick-on-the-draw checkout attendant. But instead of sending up sales culture, director Greg Coolidge resorts to poking fun at the stereotypical dopey Mexican (Efren Ramirez) and having bespectacled Andy Dick bump into things like a live-action Mr Magoo, making this just another half-baked comedy off the Hollywood conveyer belt.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook. Slacker Zack takes no interest in the "Employee of the Month" competition at the store where he stacks shelves, until beautiful cashier Amy arrives and announces that she only dates winners.

Cast and crew

Cast

Zack
Dane Cook
Amy
Jessica Simpson
Vince
Dax Shepard
Jorge
Efren Ramirez
Glen Gary
Tim Bagley
Lon
Andy Dick
Iqbal
Brian George
Russell
Harland Williams
Semi
Marcello Thedford
Glen Ross
Danny Woodburn

Crew

Director
Greg Coolidge

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Lionsgate
Guidance: 
Swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 5 Jan 2007
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd
Categories
Comedy