Saturday, 26 March 2016

'Get A Job' Film Review

In production since 2012, 'Get A Job' finally sees the light of day with a limited release. 

Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick lead the movie as two post-college millennials, swimming in the sea of employment, discovering success, redundancy and what really matters in life after graduation.

The comedy's core theme is a strong one: millennials and the work place. What does it mean for this generation of the work force? How are the traditional ways of working going to conflict? Instead of playing on these differences the film follows formulaic patterns that make it feel rather aged. 

Whilst they could have had a lot of fun through the use of Vine/Instagram/SnapChat for Will's innovative video-making, they resort to good ol' Youtube. And that LOL=lots of love joke just wasn't original.

The use of drink, drugs and sex feels rather forced. Just because almost every other comedy in this target market features it, doesn't mean it needs it, and in this instance, it was rather jarring.

As the film reaches its climax (or lack thereof), it ends predictably, leaving you rather disappointed.

Miles Teller- Will Davis
Anna Kendrick- Jillian Stewart

Also stars Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie and Marcia Gay Harden

Shot at the peak of Anna Kendrick's career thus far, her role was insignificant and rather wasted, whilst Miles Teller did the best he could with what he was given, well supported by Bryan Cranston and Marcia Gay Harden. It is however, Alison Brie, who stands out as the saucy receptionist/assistant/HR.

~~~OVERALL 6/10~~~
'Get a Job' is unfortunately a deflated comedy, with a poor script and jumbled plot lines, that despite a strong cast, is a jumbled mess. The humour relies on vulgarity which feels forced, as is the stereotypical drug-fuelled lifestyle that is portrayed. Ultimately, you leave the film feeling like you wasted your time. Perhaps this one should have remained on the shelf.

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