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  • NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.5  (2,323)
  • 67

Price Check is a 2012 independent comedy-drama film directed by Michael Walker and starring Parker Posey, Eric Mabius, and Annie Parisse. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and centers around the life of Pete Cozy (Mabius), a mid-level marketing executive who feels stuck in his career with his wife and child, struggling to make ends meet.

Pete's mundane routine is turned upside down when he is promoted to the head of marketing for a grocery chain. However, his newfound position comes with a price. His new boss, Susan Felders (Posey), is intelligent, tough, and extremely demanding. She is a workaholic who puts her job above everything else, and expects her employees to do the same. Felders quickly establishes herself as a formidable force and is the epitome of a modern-day corporate executive.

As Pete begins to adjust to his new job, there are signs of trouble. Pete is not completely comfortable with the new role that he has been given, and soon realizes that the high-pressure position is taking a toll on not only his professional life but also his personal life. He starts to feel guilty for not being at home with his wife and kid as much as he should be.

To make matters worse, Pete's job seems to be under threat, and his co-workers are being laid off left and right. He starts to feel the pressure, as he is not only trying to prove himself to Felders but also wants to keep his job.

As the pressure intensifies, as it is wont to do in high-pressure jobs, Pete starts to crumble under the weight of the expectations of his job. His work-life balance is non-existent, and he begins to feel as if he is losing touch with what is important. Meanwhile, Felders becomes more and more demanding, and slowly becomes more and more unlikable as the film progresses.

In the climax of the film, a new employee, played by Annie Parisse, arrives to shake up Pete's work world even further. The new employee, a free spirit with a flair for design, offers a fresh perspective, and her ideas clash with Felders' conservative sensibilities. The final showdown between the two characters is explosive, and it ultimately forces Pete to make a decision about his life, career, and values.

Price Check is a smart, funny, and insightful film that explores the price of success and the cost of sacrificing one's authentic life in exchange for a career. The film offers a thought-provoking commentary on modern-day corporate culture and the pressure to conform to traditional business practices in order to succeed. The script is engaging, the acting is superb, and the direction is top-notch.

In conclusion, Price Check is a must-watch for anyone who has ever questioned the cost of success and the value of staying true to oneself in the face of modern-day pressures. The film is a cautionary tale about the importance of keeping one's priorities in check and standing by one's values, even in the most high-pressure situations. The film's message is universal and resonates with anyone who has ever felt the weight of expectation bearing down on them. Price Check is a genuinely entertaining and uplifting film that leaves a lasting impression on its viewers.

Price Check is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 67.

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