Employee of the Month
Movie Stats & Links
||Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, Dax
Shepard, Andy Dick
Lions Gate Films
||Only if you want
your son staring at Jessica's boobs.
||She's got to be
||Low cut shirts and
Vince being crude is about it.
||There's a funny
couple of lines.
||Every scene being
able to stare at Amy's rack.
||A great bit of
advice before a date: "Don't forget to wash your balls."
Barry Katz, Robert L. Levy, Andrew Panay, Joe Simpson, Brian
Volk-Weiss, Brian Weiss
Heading to my local gigaplex to catch a flick to review
this weekend, I pretty much gave myself two choices, the
Martin Scorcese epic "The Departed," or the Greg Coolidge,
umm, film, "Employee of the Month." With it being a gorgeous
day outside, I opted to save an hour stuck inside a movie
theater and caught "Employee of the Month." Maybe I should
have just opted to save another extra hour and a half inside a
Employee of the Month
A Movie Review
Anyway, "Employee of the Month" gives us Dane Cook as
Zack. Heís pretty much a slacker who lives with his Granny
and works with group of slackers at the local bulk food
mart, SuperClub, ala Costco. His nemesis is Vince (Dax
Shepard), the head cashier and management suck-up who has
been the employee of the month for the past 17 months.
If he can be employee of the month for one more month, well,
he wins a car and the love of the corporate boss.
Enter a new cashier, Amy (Jessica Simpson).
Amy transfers from another SuperClub, and Zack and her
hit it off right from the start, mostly because they can
finish each others sentences. Zack finds out from her
employee file that at the previous store she seemed to have
a thing for the employee of the month, and not wanting Vince
to get the girl, Zack decides he will make a valiant
attempt at employee of the month. And so the fight between
Vince and Zack is on.
Yup, you can guess that Zack gets so wrapped up in beating
Vince and becoming the model employee that he deserts his
friends, eventually Amy will find out that at the start Zack
just wanted to be the great employee to get in her pants,
and in the end, Zack will learn his lesson and get the girl.
Itís a simple story, and the jokes are pretty much what
you would expect, and no one here will be getting any
accolades for their acting. Jessica Simpson looks like she
got the role because all she has to do is
smile and wear low-cut shirts (Iím guessing that her Dad,
one of the Producers on the film, has no problem with that
because we know how he admires her boobs), and Dane Cook
didnít seem to add to his comedic actor resume for this flick. I will
say, though, that Dax Shepard does a great job as the smarmy
Vince, which really helped redeem this film.
In the end I did laugh a couple of times during
the film, so it wasnít horrible, but really I would have to
say this is a definite "wait for the rental" or "wait for
cable" type of movie. Itís 2 stars out of 5 for "Employee of
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!