Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Oct 2019)
Brief Synopsis – An unemployed man living in Oakland gets a job working in telemarketing which propels him to greater opportunities that he never expected.
My Take on it – This is a movie that I have been interested in seeing for a while, yet never had the opportunity to do so until now.
Unfortunately, this film disappointed me so much because it started off with so much potential and then it derails itself part of the way through when it switches directions and turns into something too strange and weird.
When the story focuses on labor unions, telemarketing tactics including voice dampening and the like, and camaraderie among employees in the workplace things come across as being great, but once they change directions and try and show how the corporate word really works, things take a turn for the worst and it loses any credit it has amassed beforehand.
The story takes things to places that never seem to truly make much sense and they fail to explain them in a more coherent way.
The cast of this film is actually quite superb and that perplexes me even more since none of them are truly given enough to do that would hep make this film not come across as atrocious.
It was great tho seeing Danny Glover in a small supporting role that is completely different form the kind of roles we have seen his tale on over the years.
Bottom Line – Terrible film that starts off promising yet gets derailed along the way, The story of this film works when they are focusing on the idea of labor unions, telemarketing tactics and even camaraderie in the workplace, but once it gets into the corporate world it turns down some very strange or really crazy ideas that never seem to pan out. The cast is superb which is surprising to me because of the directions that this story eventually takes, but it was nice seeing Danny Glover in a small role that is very different from anything he has done in the past.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During the bar scene, when Danny Glover’s character is asked why he isn’t dancing, he responds with the, “I’m too old for this shit” line made famous from his role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon movie franchise. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)
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