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Employee of the Month - Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard, Greg Coolidge

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

In order to get the girl he's got to get his shift together.

For customers of Super Club, the largest high-volume, bulk-discount retailer in the country, membership has its privileges. For workers at the cavernous store, the most coveted honour is the Employee of the Month award, and having one's photo immortalized on the wall of fame in the staff lounge.

Enter Zack Bradley (Dane Cook) and Vince Downey (Dax Shepard), two ultra-competitive Super Club workers whose ten years of employment have resulted in drastically different career paths. While Vince - with the aid of his trusty sidekick Jorge (Efren Ramirez) - has advanced to become head cashier and winner of 17 consecutive "E of M" awards, Zack is the ultimate slacker whose scruffy appearance and laid back attitude has made him popular with his colleagues, but kept him stuck in the lowly ranks of the store's box boys. The duo's long-time rivalry comes to a bitter head when Amy (Jessica Simpson) - a beautiful new cashier with a reputation of only dating Employee of the Month winners - transfers to the store, immediately becoming the object of both Zack and Vince's affection and often comical gamesmanship.

While Vince instantly impresses Amy with his crowd pleasing, flamboyant style behind his register, Zack's feeble attempts to charm his beautiful new co-worker quickly backfire against him. With the race to win Amy's affections slipping away, Zack determines his only chance rests in winning the store's next Employee of the Month award. A battle to the end, Employee of the Month shows that the only failure in life is when one fails to try.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy romance shop store employee slacker kiss arse ass cashier retail

Persons of interest

  • Dane Cook .... Zack
  • Jessica Simpson .... Amy
  • Dax Shepard .... Vince
  • Efren Ramirez .... Jorge
  • Andy Dick .... Lon
  • Tim Bagley .... Glen Gary
  • Brian George .... Iqbal
  • Marcello Thedford .... Semi
  • Danny Woodburn .... Glen Ross
  • Harland Williams .... Russell
  • Sean Whalen .... Dirk
  • Barbara Dodd .... Granny
  • Don Calame .... Storywriter
  • Chris Conroy .... Storywriter
  • Don Calame .... Screenwriter
  • Chris Conroy .... Screenwriter
  • Greg Coolidge .... Screenwriter
  • Greg Coolidge .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Employee of the Month is the perfect cross between Office space and The good girl. Life sucks enough when you're a customer of X-mart but it's infinitely worse when you work there. At the same time, when you suffer under horrendous conditions with a group of people you form a "Band of brothers", at which point it's laugh or die.

You'll laugh when you see this film because it's humanly funny. The situation is so untenable that you have to laugh whether you want to or not.

The wacky offsiders are funny, too.

On the romance side it's a bit standard: protagonist, antagonist, reward (ie the chick with the big tits) but it does serve to drive the whole thing along.

The comedy, romance movie Employee of the Month is directed by Greg Coolidge and stars Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard.

PS Dax Shepherd does a great impression of Zach Braff.

Government security censorship classification

M (Moderate sexual references, infrequent moderate coarse language)

Surveillance time

103 minutes (1:43 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 8 February 2007

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