Director: Dylan Kidd
Writer: Kyle Pennekamp, Scott Turpel (Screenplay)
Starring: Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston, Nicholas Braun, Brandon T Jackson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Alison Brie, Marcia Gay Harden
Plot: After college, Will is having problems getting a good, lasting job, as are his roomies, his girlfriend and his just fired dad.
Tagline – Graduating was the easy part
Runtime: 1 Hour 23 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Get a Job starts as college graduate Will (Teller) believes the future is set after his years on YouTube, only to find himself not getting the job he believed he would after years of being an intern. His girlfriend Jillian (Kendrick) is looking to push him into finding a job, with Will struggling to find one in his own level of expectations.
Will learns his inspiration his father Roger (Cranston) has lost his job, with the two sides seeing just what the difference in how the generations are looking for a job.
Thoughts on Get a Job
Thoughts – Get a Job is a comedy that is shows us how the college graduates will struggle to find the careers they dreamed off after finishing studying, showing us how they can find themselves just wasting time, rather than searching for the career they desire. This is a story that does feel offensive because it shows people who only see themselves in one job, when they are desperate to find a job to pay the rent, proving that people will look down on certain jobs, as the group never seem like the truly hard working types, just a group of stoners. This is such a frustrating movie it will just leave you shaking your head at everything going on, despite the film trying to highlight the generational gap between the different eras trying to get jobs and showing how companies are trying to downsize all the time. The performances aren’t bad, as they will get what they need to out of what we see.
Final Thoughts – Get a Job is a comedy that feels more offensive than anything else.