Title: Get a Job Director: Dylan Kidd Year: 2016 Run time: 1hr 23m
“Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, and Bryan Cranston star in this fresh and wickedly funny comedy about getting a job in a tough economy. Recent college graduates Will (Teller) and Jillian (Kendrick) quickly encounters the struggles millennials face in today’s highly competitive job market. When Will’s job falls through and Jillian gets laid off, the young couple and their friends must endure public humiliation, hazing, and surprise drug tests to ultimately launch their fledgling careers.”
1:45 – I like describing yourselves as a power couple. 3:09 – Oof, don’t make a stalking app. 4:32 – “Stop booing me!” 7:15 – You know it’s been a bad day when the loser roommate is making jokes you don’t quite get! 12:57 – Life lessons in a strip club is scary. 15:17 – Blimey, all the sitcom people are in this! 19:02 – I don’t think roasting marshmallows over a bunson burner counts as science class. 21:22 – “My girlfriend and I are having a fight…” Not the best excuse for using your phone mid-interview. 29:31 - The schoolteacher is my favourite. I need a spin-off. 35:51 – “I was there for the buffet.” 36:31 – Woah, a dyed beard looks really weird! 39:44 - £500 on shoes?? 48:39 – I get antsy enough editing as it is, couldn’t deal with that. 56:47 – Love Janitor Hurley. 1:05:17 – “Sudden trauma can hurt the LED.” 1:07:36 – “I know we haven’t won much but we’ve been losing by less and less each time.” 1:08:20 – No scoreboard? Protecting the kids has gone too far if that’s the case! 1:16:46 – “In other words, don’t just feel special, be special.”
I wasn’t expecting to like this one, it’s been rushed to on-demand release and the reviews are awful. I’m not sure we would have watched it if it didn’t have Anna Kendrick in it, but we gave it a go. And actually, I thought it was great! A sweet story of early relationships, figuring out how to be a grown-up which is something I’m still doing! It was quite inspiring - find what you’re good at and do it, or keep looking until you find it.
There was plenty of juvenile humour in there, for sure, and I did think the dad’s story didn’t quite make sense to me, but still. It also felt a bit like a TV sitcom, but I guess that’s down to so many TV faces being in it - plus being made by CBS films. Anyway, I liked it, even if nobody else did!