R | 1h 23min | Comedy
Review - Matt Mungle
**In theaters March 25th 2016**
Synopsis: Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don't see coming.
Review: GET A JOB may have a relevant message for the working class but it takes the wrong career path in getting it out. In a film about the need to grow up and make adult decisions this movie is plagued with sophomoric, regurgitated humor. Both of the films lead actors are better than this but manage to convincingly deliver.
Will (Miles Teller) and his frat house buddies are in for a rude awakening as they join the post grad work force. They are the generation that has been handed participation trophies and nurtured to feel as if they are owed something. The reality that not everything is handed to you on a welcome mat is a hard pill to swallow. On the other end of the generation spectrum Will's father (Brian Cranston) is facing the world of downsizing and enters the job market as an aged cast away. The film shows both of these stories in a witty and solid written fashion. But it doesn't leave well enough alone and thinks that the only way to make it entertaining to the younger viewers is to load it with crude and drug induced humor. The screenplay takes the easy route instead of attempting anything unique or groundbreaking.
Teller and Anna Kendrick (who plays his girlfriend Jillian) are both more than capable of knock out drama and side splitting comedy. They deserved a much better script. To give them this mediocre mush is almost insulting. But director Dylan Kidd salvages what he can and allows his cast to rise to the top. The workplace and job hunt is shown in a light that pokes fun of many of the stereotypes. This makes it enjoyable to watch and laugh out loud funny. It is just a shame that these moments are interrupted by the unnecessary attempts at shock humor.
Each of the characters grow out of their immaturity and face the world at hand. The redemption meter pegs out pretty well for the most part. The supporting cast of Alison Brie (so hilarious) Marcia Gay Harden, and John C. McGinley add some additional meat to the bone. The only annoying aspect is Christopher Mintz-Plasse. His character is super bad and Plasse is the exact same irritation as every other film he shows up in. Why will no one write him something different to do? So distracting.
GET A JOB is rated R for crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use and language. This is certainly an adult comedy and one that you will not want to watch with mixed company or on a first date. The sexual content and conversations are not at all for the easily offended. I give it 3.5 out of 5 youtube resumes. Fans of Kendrick and Stellar will not be disappointed. Plus the story has a feel good undercurrent to it.
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