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Director: Greg Coolidge / Actors: Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson ... / Features of the DVD: NTSC

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      11.11.2012 00:03
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      It has its charms, but nothing special

      Employee of the Month

      After watching Good Luck Chuck, I was in the mood for some more mindless entertainment revolving around swearing and nudity, therefore I went for Employee of the Month, which has the initial plot of an attractive female worker will have sex with the employee of the month, therefore the main protaganist will do anything to get the title of Employee of the Month, which potentially has some hilarious and mindless antics in stock. I was deathly wrong, it was in fact nothing like Good Luck Chuck or its film 'watch a likes', but in fact was quite dull and boring (kind of like Dane Cooks performance in Good Luck Chuck) to watch with bits of comedy thrown in, but nothing of what I expected, so I feel like I've been lied to by the trailer (not the first time).

      ===Story===

      Zack Bradley has been working for Super Club (a store similar to CostCo (In fact was filmed in a CostCo)) for years as a box boy, who are the lowest of the low on the employee food chain in Super Club, but Vince Downey has been getting Employee of the Month for 17 months running. Vince likes his place in Super Club as he's adjusted to not doing anything and just hanging out with his co-workers, Lon, Iqbal and Russell. However everything changes when Amy, an attractive cashier joins the ranks of Super Club and Zack discovers that she got transferred from a previous Super Club because she slept with the Employee of the Month. Zack makes it his goal to become the Employee of the Month and fight against Vince, who also has his eye on Amy. Throughout their fight for Employee of the Month, Zack begins to lose track of his initial goal as he become good friends with Amy, who dislikes Vince (who is ignorant to this).

      ===Thoughts on Story===

      The story is quite original and I haven't seen anything similar, and is set up for lots of hilarious situations as Vince and Zack fight it out, however to my surprise this film barely made me laugh, yes there was some humour and some scenes which made me smile, however overall this film wasn't very funny as I initially thought and the jokes are quite worn and predictable, in fact I would the funniest character to be Vince (Dax Shepard) with Jorge (Efren Ramirez) who is his sidekick they of character. Also once again I found Dane Cook to be quite dull in this film as he was in Good Luck Chuck, making me unsure if it's the writing is Dane Cook just not funny in films?

      ===Acting===

      As I've mentioned above Dane Cook plays Zack here and although he has produces a funny on some lines in maybe 1 or 2 situations, but overall he isn't very funny, so I'm not overly impressed with his performance, for a comedian he's quite dull. Amy was played by Jessica Simpson, and overall does a great job playing Amy as she give Amy a sort of attractive but intelligent persona, which is discovered by Zack throughout the film, on a whole, great job by Jessica Simpson and as I've said Dax Shepard has to be the funniest person in the film, although he gives a vibe of being an A-hole as a character he delivers comedy in the right situations and corresponds great with situational humour throughout this film. Overall the acting was good, however I was once again disappointed by Dane Cook for is not so funny performance.

      ===Watch or Avoid?===

      Personally I disliked this film, I wasn't laughing and I wasn't crying, but I was on the edge of my sit...waiting for the film to end so I can go and turn off the DVD player as it was dull and although the story is set up brilliantly for numerous comical situations, it failed on all parts to be a comedy in the slightest. 1 thing I learnt from this film is to avoid getting another film with Dane Cook in it as watching 2 in a row and being disappointed with his performance is enough for me. I also learnt that there is another film called Employee of the Month starring Matt Dillon and was a straight to DVD release in 2004, and even this looks funnier.

      So to conclude, I'd avoid this film; it's so unfunny it's sad.

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      01.03.2012 17:39
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      Good but could do better.....

      Until recently, I had never even heard of Dane Cook but, by pure coincidence, in the past couple of weeks I have ended up watching no less than three films he has been in almost back-to-back. Employee Of The Month is the first of those three and is a clever comedy that uses plenty of visual gags and slapstick humour to perfectly compliment this very clever comedy!

      Zack Bradley is your typical average "Slacker" working out his days at the local Cash And Carry and not worrying about making any kind of an impression. Then he hears about a new "hot" employee who will be joining the Company and all of a sudden begins bucking his ideas up. The reason for this is thus....this newest recruit, and the only eligible attractive female in the building, only dates The Employee Of The Month. There's only one snag: the same person has won Employee Of The Month 17 times in a row and that person is Zack's worst enemy and personal nemesis, Vince Downey. All of a sudden, Zack finds his work literally cut out for him as he battles to take the coveted title and take home the girl. Unfortunately, Downey has other ideas.....

      This film is a bit of a no-brainer but very funny for all that. You get the idea of where this is going humour-wise right from the very start when Zack scrawls "Vince Loves Anal" all across a photo of the Employee Of The Month.....at which point, Downey's sidekick asks "Who's Annelle?"

      If you're looking for a laugh-a-minute then this probably isn't for you but if you are looking for something that is a pleasent enough rom-com with lots of humour and visual jokes thrown in for good measure then you won't go far wrong with this. I enjoyed it but it was not the sort of film I would need or want to watch again and though it IS funny, was distinctly average in places. Still Dane Cook puts in a good performance and there are some fine jokes surrounding a guy who is mortifyingly badly sighted!

      This is good...it's just not great and, as such, is an okay watch. But don't go expecting too much and you won't be disappointed!

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        26.06.2011 22:58
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        Not to everyones taste, but I enjoyed it

        It was only recently whilst watching E4 that I watched this film. It stated it was on next and simple had it on in the background and assumed it was just another 'oldish' film that these channels tend to show; however I was pleasantly surprised. The show kicked in and I really got into it, it was one of those typical American comedies and I really enjoyed it. I have never seen it before, but would watch it again, and as I have just got cast information offline, I've also found out that this was released in 2006/07; and although its still around 5 years old, I thought it was slightly older than this.

        In a nutshell its about a checkout operator who always ends up as employee of the month 'Vince'; however when a new girl starts 'Amy' (who they think she has a 'thing' for employee of the month staff) Then normally a laid back box caretaker 'Zack', suddenly has the urge to rise towards being employee of the month. Employee of the month takes a lot of effort though, particularly when your fighting to knock somebody off it who has the world record cashier checking speed .... or does he??

        All together a great funny little film to fill a Sunday evening. The 3 main cast members included:
        Dane Cook as Zack
        Jessica Simpson as Amy
        Dex Sheppard as Vince


        It's a short review but hope this helps, don't want to give too much away.

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        28.05.2010 10:26
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        You shouldn't watch this one

        Employee of the Month

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        General information
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        Movie time: 103 minutes
        Category: Comedy
        Year: 2007
        Director: Greg Coolidge
        Language: English
        Country: United States
        Extras: Yes

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        The story
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        The story is about Amy, a girl who gets all the attention of two boys when she starts working at the supermarket. Zack and Vince both like the look of her, but they already can't stand each other and are completely the opposite of each other. Zack is someone with no ambition and is as lazy as can be and has the lowest position in the supermarket. Vince is someone who has ambition and wants to get higher up. He is cashier and become 17 times in a row employee of the month. Number 18 is coming up and then he gets a company car! He is friendly to customers and also the fastest cashier in the region! Vince finds Zack highly annoying, but so does Zack of Vince. So at the day that Amy arrives, both want her, but when she goes for Vince, Zack really doesn't understand. Until he finds out she only goes for the employee of month! He decides to become the employee of the month, not only to get Amy but also to annoy Vince, but if he will get it?

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        I didn't had the highest expectations when I saw Jessica Simpson took part in this film. Funny how one person can make you all less excited watching a movie. Unfortunately I was not very excited while watching the movie. The performances are fairy poor, especially Jessica Simpson is simply not a actress. I definitely think she should stuck to singing, then to acting. She is the typical dumb blonde girl who can better say nothing. Jessica doesn't come across believable and just hasn't the character to carry it off. Pity. Two other actors who are better off are a Dane Cook and Dax Shepard who play the roles of Zack and Vince. It's funny to see how they must fight against each other and how they annoy each other. I found them both credible and their timing is good. They save the film from just total destruction.

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        On the DVD extras were no further than some trailers of other films. I must say I wasn't interested in exactly the idea behind the story and how "difficult" it was to make this film.

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        Movies like these you just don't watch them because of the interesting story. It's has to be the humour in the movie and the actors, but unfortunately this movie doesn't really succeed in both of them. I think children would probably like this movie, because it's simple predictable humour where thinking is not allowed. No this movie is definitely one that you shouldn't watch and just walk on... walk on..

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        05.02.2010 10:41
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        Zack tries to take the title of Employee of the Month so he can win over Amy

        FILM ONLY REVIEW

        Zack works as a box boy in a supermarket and he really has no interest in his job, that is until a new cashier turns up in the form of Amy who Zack instantly falls for. He has competition for her effects though from Employee of the Moths Vince who has won the title 17 months on the run. If Vince wins the title for another month then he will win a car and promotion. Zack thinks that if he can take the title from Vince and stop him winning the promotion then he can win Amy's affections.

        Will Zack be able to pull his socks up and make a good impression at work and untimely can he win the title of Employee of the month and Amy?

        This film looked good and funny in all the trailers I had seen for it but I have to say I was left feeling disappointed by the end. I found the storyline to be quite good and different from any film I had seen before but for me it was just lacking overall. I think it may have benefited from having more storylines going on with other employees to give the storyline some depth.

        Dane Cook took the role of Zack and he did manage to do a good job, I instantly warmed to his character and loved the way he was carefree and laid back at the start of the film, I also liked the relationship he had with his Grandma as this showed a sensitive side to him. He did have a good on screen chemistry with Jessica Simpson who played the role of Amy and they seemed genuine when acting together. One role which I did not like was that of Vince who was played by Dax Shepard, he came over as smarmy and being in love with himself. Dax acted good but I instantly hated his role and could not warm to him at all.

        There were a lot of supporting actors in this film, way too many to name and I just feel that with some additional storylines for these characters then the film could have been so much better. We did see some slight insight into a few of the characters, like Zack friend who had 22 children and the store manager who had a bad relationship with his Brother who was also the boss but not enough for my liking. I did think that Barbara Dodd who played the role of Zack's Grandma was excellent and I would have liked to have seen a lot more of her in the film as she managed to bring a lot of humour in the few scenes in which she starred.

        The film was mainly set inside the store and it all looked good and authentic, I loved seeing the sheer size of the supermarket and how the Americans were able buy so many items in bulk, I know we have similar places in this country but never on this scale. The costumes were all good and looked real and as it was set in the present time not much effort was needed with these. The music was not very memorable and thinking back to the film which I only watched last night I just cannot remember a single track.

        As this is a film only review there are no DVD features to speak of which we no loss for me as I am not a fan of them anyway.

        The running time of this film is 103 minutes and it has a 12A certificate. I do agree with this rating as there are some scenes which are not suitable for the younger viewer. The DVD is available on Amazon for just a few pounds but personally I would not pay to watch this.

        Overall I cannot recommend this film as it really left me feeling disappointed, don't get me wrong there were some good bits and a few funny moments but not enough to let me recommend this film. Maybe this would appeal more to the teenage market than it did to me and hubby. If you get the chance to catch it on the TV then give it a go if you want something easy to watch but I certainly don't recommend you pay for this film.

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          03.02.2010 21:58
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          Employee Of The Month is an American romantic comedy film released in the United Kingdom on 5th January 2007. The film was directed by Greg Coolige and stars Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook. At one hundred and three minutes , the movie runs at just under two hours. The DVD is a 12A which means it must not be seen by those under the age of twelve unless an adult is present at the time of viewing. The DVD is available to buy from Amazon for a price of £4.58.

          Zack works at a local warehouse , although he doesn't really 'work' , he does as little as he possibly can.So when his geeky-try-hard colleauge wins Employee of The Month for the seventeenth time running , he wouldn't normally care , but because he has heard that hot new colleauge Amy , there are rumours going around that she only dates employees of the month , and so Zack works really hard in order to have a go at winning the award. What will happen ? Watch Employee of The Month to find out.

          I really enjoyed this movie ; it's a great laugh and so makes a perfect comedy film , with bits of romance thrown it. It's a lighthearted film which makes it nice and easy to follow , which also makes it a fabulous film for chilling out to. There were a lot of comedy scenes in this movie which made me laugh , especially the ones between the main character Zack and his annoying colleauge Vince. My friend and I went to see this in the cinema when it was first released , and we laugh our heads off throughout the whole movie , and so did the rest of the cinema , which proves what a great movie this is.

          I'm not a fan of Jessica Simpson (yes the pop star / reality star) although I was impressed with her acting skills. If I'm honest , I had expected her to be really poor and only got the job because of who she as , but in all fairness she did a good job and I look forward to her movies in the future although it has been over three years since the release of this film and she's been pretty quiet since.

          If your looking for a light-hearted romantic comedy , then I'd recommend this! You won't be disappointed.

          Thanks for reading!
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            31.01.2010 09:06
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            An enjoyable story of Supermarket Rivalries

            Zach Bradley (Dane Cook) is a lazy, cool guy who works in a cash and carry supermarket, he does as little as possible as a box boy (Putting boxes next to check outs) to get by, lives with his Gran and puts friendship above his work and future prospects.

            While he is a slacker, the dedicated, obnoxious Vince (Dax Shepherd) is cleaning up as the star cashier, with the attention of women and 17 Employee of the Month awards to his name, he's the golden boy of the supermarket.

            One day it is announced that if he wins an 18th, he will receive promotion and 'nearly' new car and other enticements, also a new employee, Amy (Jessica Simpson) joins the supermarket as a cashier and when Zach finds out from her personnel records that she left her last job after sleeping with the employee of the month, the chance to get one over the obnoxious Vince and get the girl, make him try to realise his latent potential.


            Cast:

            Dane Cook ... Zack
            Jessica Simpson ... Amy
            Dax Shepard ... Vince
            Andy Dick ... Lon
            Tim Bagley ... Glen Gary
            Brian George ... Iqbal
            Efren Ramirez ... Jorge
            Marcello Thedford ... Semi
            Danny Woodburn ... Glen Ross
            Harland Williams ... Russell
            Sean Whalen ... Dirk
            Barbara Dodd ... Granny (as Barbara Dodd Ramsen)
            Victor Izay ... Greeter (Jerry)
            Marc Mouchet ... Gene
            Kathleen Arc ... Grumpy Lady

            With some decent characters, this is actually quite a likeable film, Dane Cook is a personable lead, although he does always seem to play exactly the same person in all of his films which is a bit annoying and his romance with Simpson is slow burning and sweet, the star of the film for me is Dax Shepherd as Vince and his creepy relationship with his box boy Jorge (Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite).

            I enjoyed the fact this supermarket drama is hyped up to a point that Cashiers are considered the aristocrats of the staff food chain with a staff room containing leather sofas, the film explains why Zach is the slacker he is and his transformation follows the well worn route of winning the girl, losing everything and regaining it. Its utterly predictable and follows an increasingly well worn formula, but the setting and the cast keep it fun.

            The film was on Film Four last night and I was pleasantly surprised and found it quite charming, Simpson is a tad wooden as is the supermarket manager, but its a fun film with a little heart. This is a 3 out of 5 film for me, it doesn't uproot any trees but it is enjoyable in an immediately forgettable way.

            The DVD is available for £4.88 via Amazon or £1.34 via Marketplace, i'd go for the £1.34 option simply because its a film you don't need to watch more than once.

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            25.01.2010 02:17
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            Comedy film about competition in the workplace

            Zack Bradley (Dane Cook) is a lazy worker. His job at the Super Club (like a supermarket/department store) keeps him going but he's not all that interested. That is, until he finds out that hot new cashier Amy (Jessica Simpson) has a thing for the Employee of the Month. Cue a competition with Vince (Dax Sheppard), who has won the accolade 17 times in a row.

            This comedy film has its moments. The plot is rather weak on the surface, but because a lot of it seems like fun, and that the competition element is funny, the plot doesn't really matter. It's more like this is just an excuse to have an hour and a half of pointless and rather sad battles, such as who can scan the and pack the most items, and who can help the most people. It's something that's rather regular in most stores of a similar nature in the States, and is capitalised on in relatively entertaining fashion.

            The acting is, by and large, decent enough. The script itself is quite weak in terms of the dialogue, so there's not really much for them to work with, and it doesn't quite leap out at you and make you laugh as other silly comedy films do. The cast do okay with what they're given, though. There are some funny moments due to the acting, and not necessarily the script, but there are just as many that are poor attempts at making you laugh that fall sadly by the wayside in a cringeworthy manner.

            Luckily, the chase to get the girl is quite an entertaining one. I liked the way that Zack and Vince battled against each other, with other employees taking sides. The characterisation of the other various characters has some stereotypical elements to it, from ethnic minorities to the repair guy and the one who can't see a thing, despite his glasses (very funny at times). It would have been great had there been a bit more of a clinical edge to these characters, but as it was, they were quite good.

            The film does have a high entertainment value, in some ways. You're never really in any doubt as to the outcome of the film, but at least you get a few comic moments on the way. There are also some sadder and more poignant moments, and the notion of people doing the right thing which have some bearing on the film, but again, these are glossed over somewhat.

            So, overall it's a decent film to watch that will pass the time and give you a few chuckles. However, it's really nothing special, and a lot of the chuckles may manifest merely in vague smiles, depending on your level of humour. The DVD is currently available from amazon.co.uk for under £5. I personally wouldn't bother with buying the DVD. It's on TV every now and then, and if you spot it, you could do worse thatn give it a go.

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              01.12.2009 16:59
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              funny little film.

              This is a under the radar subtle comedy which focuses on Zack Bradley (played by Dane Cook). Zack has worked hard to be a slacker box boy at the local Super Club (a bulk buying style supermarket), he has perfected the role of cool couldn't careless worker that gets by on minimum effort, but his attitude changes when sexy cashier Amy (played by Jessica Simpson) gets transferred to his store. HR records show that Amy has a thing for the Employee of the Month and this is why she left her last position under a cloud - alledgedly!

              This tweaks Zack's attention and he looks at the Employee of the Month competition, the only problem is that Vince (played by Dax Shephard) is the star pupil so to speak having won the employee of the month for 17 times in a row. He is a cashier extraordinaire complete with groupies and the manager's eye, as well as being a bit of an ass and the biggest suck up in history he is also the fastest hands in the southwest, seemingly an accolade in itself. Vince is going for his 18th employee of the month where should he win he will receive an almost new car and several other equally stunning prizes!!!!!!

              Vince also fancies his chances with Amy and sets out his stall and reputation early. However Zack turns a dramatic new leaf and with a little help from his friends makes some headway in the employee of the month competition and Amy's affections.

              Zack is a once dotcom entrepreneur, before he lost everything including his gran's retirement fund, finds that his talents which have been dormant for a long time comes to the fore. However with most comedies he steps on his friends along the way and ends up almost losing everything.

              This is a nice easy comedy that strolls along, i enjoyed the film, while it wasn't big belly laughs there was plenty of chuckles along the way. The characters are well written and the actors all give stellar performances.

              You can buy the dvd on amazon for £4.98.

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                20.05.2009 21:30
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                I watched this film not that long ago, when I was using up a free trial at a dvd rental site, and I saw it on Sky Movies Screen 1 tonight and thought I would write about it! It isn't the best film ever, and not 1 I would watch, but it is a harmless cheesy film.

                The film mostly takes place in an American Supermarket Vince Downy is a popular supermarket worker. He does all in the shop and is a hit with the ladies. When he is packing customers shopping he is spinning and throwing about Tom Cruise in Cocktail style. The shop runs an Employee Of The MOnth competition and Vince has won it 17 times in a row - the customers and management love him!

                A new girl comes to work at the store. She was employed at another branch, and has requested a tranfer due to romantic reasons. Amy, is played by Jessica Simpson and I know people say heracting is wooden, but I think she plays the role well - downto earth and just a pretty girl. Another employee called Zach ( Dane cook) is someone we see a lot through the film. Zach is pretty lazy and will only do the bare minimum. He ends up liking Amy but he finds out that in her old store she only dated men who won the employee of the month award. Zach has never won it,as he can't be bothered doing anything that would require more work.

                This is when Zach steps up his game. Vince is surprised as he now has competition, and has been used to being the golden boy all the time. Zach starts to work harder, be nicer to the customers and not to be late to work anymore. So it is 2 boys trying to compete against each other and impress the girl so she will go out with them. Who will win? And will Amy just stay going out with Employee of the Month men?

                So what did I think about it? As I said it was pretty average, a little funny, but a bit teenage-like for me. The humour was clean, and the practical jokes weren't in bad taste. The actors were average, and Jessica Simpson just floated about looking ditzy. A worthwhile enough watch while on the tv, but I wouldn't go out my way to watch this.

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                  A very good film, certainly worth watching

                  Employee of the Month is an American comedy film directed by Greg Coolidge and released in late autumn, 2006. It starred popular singer Jessica Simpson alongside Dane Cook and Dax Shepard.

                  It follows the story of Zack Bradley (Cook), a regular 'box-boy' at the local warehouse store who tries his best to keep as low a profile as possilbe. Thus, when show-off Vince (Shepard) wins his seventeenth straight employee of the month status, Zack cares about as little as he did with each of the previous sixteen, even taking some time out to slightly humiliate Vince's crown.
                  Things dramatically change when Amy (Simpson), a new worker brought in from another store begins working at 'Super Club' and Zack immediately finds a connection with her, sadly, as does Vince.
                  When they realise that Amy only dates the stores' employee of the month, Vince is clearly the happier of the two workers. However, with this new added bonus to becoming the stores best employee, Zack decides to up his attitude and try hard in his ambition to win the heart of co-worker, Amy.
                  As the month progresses, Zack gets better and becomes more helpful around the store, equating to recieving gold stars (something given daily with the owner of the most winning the monthly award), and by the end of the month, to the greatest dismay of rival Vince, Zack has the same number of gold stars as Vince meaning a tie and a special additional challenge should be the decider of the person who wins the prestigous award.
                  Unable to really go much further without spoiling the end of the movie, I would say it a good idea for you to watch this film and see it for yourself. This being something I would very much reccomend. This was a very enjoyable comedy, a film which would brighten up anybodies day. Not only does it sport some excellent comical scenes, it enthrawls you with excitement throughout as you feel somehow involved in wanting Zack to win Amy's heart, defeating the opposition Vince. With great acting from Cook, Simpson and Shepard, it makes a really good film, well worth watching.

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                    would defently watch again and again

                    This film is brillant and really funny i really enjoyed it .

                    Employee of the month was brought out in 2007 and its about an girl called Amy who has just started a new job at a warehouse and all the other employee's find out that Amy only dates employee of the month so all of the male employee's battle for her heart .

                    There is some really funny bits in the film and the acting by all of the cast was excellent .

                    Jessica looked stunning and she seem really confident about the role .

                    This film is given a 12A rating and the total running time is 1hr and 40 mins

                    I think this film would come under the comedy catagory as well as romantic .

                    The cast include dane cook ,dax shepard and andy dick .

                    You can purchace the dvd from any manin dvd shops for i think as little as 10.00 now .

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                      25.11.2008 21:21
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                      Good to watch if there nothing else decent on

                      I have only watched this film twice and to be honest it's not a film i will jump through hoops to watch again. With all the build up in the media regarding this film, and critics predicting that the film would be a great success, they where proved wrong, by such a drab storyline, and bad acting.

                      ~The film~

                      Set in America and the majority of the scenes are based in supermarket. Vince Downy (Dax Shepard) is a popular supermarket worker, he works behind the tills, stocking shelfs, and is always sucking up to customers and other workers resulting in him winning 'Employer of the month' for 17 consecutive times.

                      A new girls joins the store called Amy ( Jessica Simpson) and among the boys proves to be some what of a hottie, what with her long blonde hair, pretty face and figure, whats not to like? Zach ( Dane cook) who is another worker at the supermarket, but is known for his laziness and always being late takes a shinning to the new girl. He finds out a little bit more about her and finds that in her old stores she only dated men who the' employer of the month' award.

                      Wanting to seriously impress her, he cleans up his act, trys not to be late, smartens himself up, and makes a real effort to impress her and to try and win the award. But with Vince not liking the competition he makes his life hell not wanting to let go of the prize- both the girl and the award.

                      During the film we see them battle amongst each other, and playing hilarious tricks on each other to all for a blonde bimbo who has a brain the size of a pea! Will it be Zach or Vince who wins and get what they want? and will they win through cheating or just pure hard work??

                      ~What i thought~

                      It's nothing special, but in some places is funny to watch. The plot was a tad predictable and sometimes dragged on a little. None of the cast are real big stars accept for Jessica Simpson. Which to be honest did nothing but stand there most of the time playing with her hair and trying to look pretty, she had very little to say and i don't think she will be nominated for a Oscar anytime soon.
                      In the love scenes between Jessica and Dane, and Jessica and Dax i didn't really feel any chemistry between them and the acting was pretty poor, as i expected it to be a little more romantic and passionate as they where supposed to be on dates and falling for each other.

                      The funniest scene would have to be where Zach puts Vince's car up for sale in the supermarket for about $10 and someone buys it. Vince however cannot put up a fight as if he seen to be angry towards a customer or they complain his chances of winning are ruined.

                      Like i mentioned i have watched the film twice and yes in some places it is funny. The film wouldn't appeal to a lot of people, but is an option if you want a cheap quick laugh to cheer you up.

                      The writers had an option to make this film a big success, and they in some ways failed. If they had maybe added some more romantic scenes and if we felt the actors emotions a bit more then it could have gone far.

                      ~My rating~ 5/10

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                        07.11.2008 02:04

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                        Good Movie for a laugh

                        This movie was ok, I mean, I wasn't expecting it to be a theatrical masterpiece. It was entertaining, which is the point of movies, so I would recommend it as a cheap video rental, but I would never purchase the movie or spend more than a dollar renting it.

                        The story is about the main character Zack Bradley, played by Dane Cook, who has spent his entire career at working hard at hardly working at the local Super Club (like Sams Club or Costco). However, that was until the super hot new employee, Amy, played by Jessica Simpson, was hired on at the Super Club. The new employee is rumored to have a thing for the Employee of the month. After this momentous change, Zack completely turns his act around in the hopes of beating out the former employee of the month (Dax Shepard who has held the title for the past several months). The rest of the movie is spent with Zack and Dax squaring off in their battle over being the best employee at the super club and winning the affections of Amy.
                        As mentioned earlier, this is an entertaining movie and not much more. If you want a movie that will make you laugh and that doesn't make you think this would be a good movie for you.

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                        06.09.2008 19:15

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                        you can grab it for under £5 on amazon,

                        Employee of the month seemed to have received a fair bit of hype, purely because it featured Jessica Simpson, Don't get me wrong i have nothing against her, infact im a fan of newlyweds and thought she was hilarious in that.. but the truth is there are hundreds of people out there who would have filled the role of Amy better.. It seems she was only given the part, as she's become a household name over the past couple of years.

                        The rest of the cast were good, credit goes out in particular to Dane Cook (who plays Zack) he comes across as a genuinely funny guy.

                        The basics of the storyline was far from original, however its the setting that got me.. A supermarket? How can you have an entire film more or less set in a supermarket? Yet they pulled it off, and although it may not be a great film, which you could watch repeatedly, it's definitely watchable.

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