Wonderful character development!
The Worst Film Ever
After playing with our expectations, this turns out to be a very different sort of film.
So what happens after you've gotten your degree, don't have a job and don't want to move back home? That's the plot of this film. A group of graduates without jobs move in a frat type house and seek meaningful employment.Will Davis (Miles Teller), his father, Roger Davis (Bryan Cranston) and his girlfriend Jullian Stewart (Anna Kendrick) find "you can't always get want you want..but ya just might find whatcha need.."This is a a film you will want to watch before your unemployment runs out. It'll make you think "okay, it's not that bad."
This film may have been marketed as a "hilarious" comedy, but that's not what it is. That doesn't mean it's bad, just that it needed a little help to get viewed, or, in an ironic way, to get the "job" of people wanting to see it. The great cast alone should do that (and the performances are all very good), but let's face it, there's a lot of competition for eyeballs, most of which expect to see a constant stream of outrageous situations in "R" rated big screen comedies. This is not the first film whose ad copy oversells the funny (e.g., "The Bucket List.") "Get a Job" is not over-the-top trendy-edgy like "The Hangover" or "Bridesmaids," but even though it zips back and forth between several story lines, everything feels fairly authentic and relatable, considering. That's a sign of a well-made film, which this is.
'GET A JOB': Four Stars (Out of Five)A 'slacker millennials' comedy flick; about a group of recent college graduates, desperately trying to make it in the adult working class world. It stars Miles Teller, Bryan Cranston, Anna Kendrick, Nicholas Braun, Brandon T. Jackson, Christopher Mintz- Plasse, Marcia Gay Harden, Alison Brie, Bruce Davison and Jorge Garcia. The film was directed by Dylan Kidd, and written by first time screenwriters Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel. It was filmed, and completed, four years prior to it's release (due to distribution problems); and it's received almost entirely negative reviews from critics as well. Despite these problems, I really enjoyed it!Will Davis (Teller) recently graduated from college, and worked his ass off at a summer internship (for free), only to have his promised job position taken from him; by his lying greedy (would be) employers. His friends, and roommates, all struggle with their jobs as well; but his father (Cranston), and his girlfriend (Kendrick), nag him to find employment. Then the tables are turned, and his dad and gf are both out of work, while Will has a promising new job.I don't understand the negative reviews at all! I think they're mostly due to the troubled (delayed) releasing of the film, which isn't the movie's fault, and then also the film's strong liberal message (that actually makes millennials look good, and greedy employers look bad). Most millennials are hard working, don't just want free stuff, and they actually have it a lot harder than most of their parents did (times are much tougher now); as this film nicely illustrates. Besides that, the movie is just fun to watch, upbeat (despite it's negative subject matter) and funny (at times). The performances are all good, the directing is decent, and it's just a fun time at the movies (with a positive message to boot)!Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: https://youtu.be/- KJTB5KGois
Miles Teller is once again playing the same character he always plays; I'm starting to question whether his role in Whiplash was a one time thing. He was fine in this role, I think he's mastered this character, but his character in this film was uninteresting. The cast (Bryan Cranston, Ana Kendrick, Alison Brie, etc.) is surprisingly very talented, but it seems that they were wasted in this movie because their characters are indistinguishable from one another. The movie is about people losing their jobs and eventually getting a job, and yet does not succeed in demonstrating why they deserve their job or would realistically even get that job. For example, Miles Teller's character gets his dream job by making a "viral video" (I doubt the movie knows what viral means, because he only get 100 000 views on only one video) and gets a straight pass to job offers and a start at his own company. I don't think that that's how life works, but apparently this movie thinks so. Other than the plot, it's supposed to be a comedy, and it's not actually funny - I mean it's not unfunny but when there is jokes, they kind of fall flat (like its characters).