Get a Job

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"Graduating was the easy part"
  • R
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 5.2  (25,696)
  • 31

Get A Job is a 2016 comedy that follows a group of recent college graduates who are hit by the harsh reality of the post-recession job market. The story revolves around Will Davis, a journalism major played by Miles Teller, who dreams of landing his dream job at a prominent magazine. However, he soon discovers that the job market isn't as easy as he imagined, and he ends up taking a low-paying entry-level job at an online content provider.

Alongside Will, we follow the lives of his girlfriend Jillian, played by Anna Kendrick, and his best friend Charlie, played by Nicholas Braun. Jillian wants to follow her passion for the environment but is stuck working for a sales company with a chauvinistic boss, played by Marcia Gay Harden. Charlie, meanwhile, is still living at home with his parents and has no idea what he wants to do with his life.

To add to their struggles, the group is constantly faced with the experience gap between the boomers and millennials. This is portrayed through the character of Roger Davis, Will's father, later played by Bryan Cranston. Roger unexpectedly loses his job and must learn to adapt to the modern job market. His experiences of feeling out-of-touch in today's high-tech world provide comedy relief while shedding light on the challenges faced by those of an older age group.

The movie captures the struggles of fledgling millennials navigating their way through the entry-run of the job market. The day-to-day challenges faced by young graduates trying their best but often coming up short convey an all-too-relatable experience for recent grads. The movie shines a light on the real-world reality that skills alone cannot always guarantee entry into one's dream career.

The characters in Get A Job aren't just struggling to find employment; they are also facing personal growth when it comes to relationships, self-discovery, and identity. Will struggles with adapting to his mundane job and fears that he is no longer doing something he loves. Jillian realizes she may not have made the right career choice while Charlie, who is yet to discover what his passions are, is trying to navigate the transition into adult life from the comfort of being coddled by his parents.

The movie does a great job at showcasing the changing job market and the effect that society has had on the younger generation. It brings attention to the harsh reality that job security is no longer as sure a thing, and job seekers have to adapt to the shifting landscape or risk being left behind.

Overall, Get A Job is an enjoyable movie that is relatable to anyone who has struggled to get their foot in the door of their desired career path. The relatability of the characters and the witty dialogue make for an entertaining viewing experience that will likely resonate with millennials across the board. Although the movie has its few palpable cliches, it genuinely portrays the struggles of graduates in today's society and offers a realistic view of the struggle to attain one's dream job after graduation.

Get a Job is a 2016 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 31.

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