Employee of the Month

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"In order to get the girl, he's gotta get his shift together."
  • PG-13
  • 2006
  • 5.5  (49,790)
  • 36

Employee of the Month is a 2006 comedy movie that follows the story of Zack Bradley, played by Dane Cook, a slacker who works at a Costco-like supermarket named Super Club. Zack is content with his life, and he has no ambition to move up in the company. That changes when a new cashier named Amy, played by Jessica Simpson, arrives at the store. Zack is taken with her, but she tells him that she only dates Employee of the Month winners.

Zack takes this as a challenge and decides to compete with Vince, played by Dax Shepard, a slick, conceited, and popular employee who has won Employee of the Month every month for the last seventeen months. The rest of the movie shows Zack's comedic misadventures as he tries to win Employee of the Month, impress Amy, and beat Vince.

The movie is full of slapstick humor and physical comedy. For example, Zack tries to unhook a pallet of dog food boxes by jumping off a ladder onto it, but he misses and falls to the ground, only to be trampled by a herd of dogs. He also tries to use a forklift to get a ring stuck on his finger off, only to crash into a display of wine bottles, shattering them.

There are also scenes of clever wordplay and humorous interactions between the characters. When Zack asks Amy what she wants in a man, she responds with a list of qualities, including "personality, humor, looks, and money," to which Zack quips, "Well, I'm three of those four things," causing Amy to respond, "So, you have no personality?"

The movie also touches on the themes of rivalry and ambition. Vince is the polar opposite of Zack. He's serious about winning the Employee of the Month competition, and he'll do anything to get it. However, his relentless pursuit of the award makes him unlikable, and it's clear that he doesn't care about the people he steps on to get it.

In contrast, Zack's journey to win the award pushes him out of his comfort zone, and he gains newfound respect from his coworkers as he starts taking his work more seriously. He also learns that trying his best and doing the right thing is more important than winning a meaningless award. The movie ends on a hopeful note, with Zack realizing that he's better off for having competed for the Employee of the Month award, even though he didn't win.

The performances in the movie are solid. Dane Cook plays the part of a lovable slacker with ease. Jessica Simpson shines as Amy, the attractive and intelligent but not superficial cashier who motivates Zack to compete for Employee of the Month. Dax Shepard plays the over-the-top Vince perfectly, making us love to hate him.

In conclusion, Employee of the Month is an enjoyable comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously. It has enough laughs and heart to keep you entertained for its 103-minute running time. Although it's not a movie that will blow your mind or win any awards, it's the perfect movie for a lazy Sunday afternoon. It's a feel-good movie that reminds us that hard work and dedication can pay off in surprising ways.

Employee of the Month is a 2006 comedy. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 36.

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