Get A Job

5.31 h 22 min2016X-RayR
HD. A pair of recent college graduates and their millennial pals struggle to find employment in today's rough job market in this comedy.
Dylan Kidd
Miles TellerAnna KendrickBrandon T. Jackson
English [CC]
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Nicholas BraunChristopher Mintz-PlasseMarcia Gay HardenBryan Cranston
Tracy McGrathJosh RothsteinMichael ShambergStacey Sher
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4.1 out of 5 stars

900 global ratings

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  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 29, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Far less offensively leftist than you'd think.
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Expects you to accept that it's natural to be a jobless loser in the most prosperous time that's ever existed. Forgive the homages (cliches), the baiting and insults to your intelligence, and the second-tier casting of this smaller picture, and you'll get to enjoy a fairly modern-sounding script about the pursuit of money in the twenty-teens. Despite the involvement of hateful hypocritical leftists who hate you and want to destroy your life (or so I assume), this movie's message and presentation was at least 30% less pinko communist tree-hugger than most such films, and the lovable losers who relate to these movies are obsessed with skinny jeans and getting ahead. The filmmakers themselves can certainly relate to a constant state of chronic failure despite the opulent hedonism. But maybe they'll learn.

Three important lessons not to learn from this film:

1) Greed and cheapness isn't the only path to mediocre levels of power and success. Downsizing and abuse and firing productive, experienced, effective people is not the best way way to get ahead in business.

2) Although strippers often provide useful surprisingly useful sales and business advice from time to time, don't make it a habit to rip bong hits, hit the strip club, and prioritize your personal business over the work you're actually paid to do. Borrowing clean urine is not a substitute for growing the hell up. It's not normal rebellious childhood, but the product of watching movies like this one as a kid.

3) Sexual harassment is a two-way street. When women sexually harass you in the workplace, or hook up with the boss because they can, they're not cute, fun, and "bored". They're dangerous, foolish, shameless, unprofessional hypocrites (often climbers) who wreck homes and spread disease while flaunting their social power to gain position and economic power. Often while rocking red or blue hair.

If you're willing to overlook the rampant destructive leftism, you'll get a story that punishes you with significantly less stomach-churning diversity, climate change, hoaxes and political correctness than the usual mainstream Hollywood film.

But a flick like this certainly isn't Office Space.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 11, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
millennial issues
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First let's address the elephant in the room. When this was shot, Anna Kendrick was 31. Why is she playing a 22 year old. I was trying to grasp that was actually happening so the movie makers actually scripted the line "I'm 22 years old". Maybe she looks young enough, but the problem is she's been famous for 7 or so years, so I know she ain't near 22. Today, she is squarely in cougar town. Her role in the movie is quite minor, so I'm just not getting why it was so important to cast her, when any hottie would do.
The kid gets a job at a place where Alison Brie works and I couldn't understand why he wasn't bonkinner. He also fails to hook up with his boss, Marcia Gay Harden. This just illustrates how lazy and non-motivated the millennial generation really is. They just aren't team players.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Light heartec comedy about difficulties of finding employment for both young and old
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Get A Job is about the difficulties of finding employment for both young and old. That was the twist because it didn’t just focus upon 20 somethings in Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick and Brandon Jackson, but also in Teller’s dad Bryan Cranston. Teller was successful in college and then struggled to find a job. His father Cranston on the other hand gets fired and has his own difficulties due to his age. It’s a light hearted comedy with some low brow humor thrown in with things like drugs and Teller’s friends all being slackers. In fact, some of the side stories stand out like Jay Pharoah as a sophisticated pimp who has one hilarious scene.
honeyfunkReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
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I wanted to like this movie. Personally, I'm on the job hunt, so I was expecting this movie to inspire me, or motivate me, or at least make me laugh. It wasn't endearing, heartwarming, or even funny. The sad part is that I think it was supposed to be. I'm just depressed now. I didn't connect to any of the storyline or the characters. I can't believe how little I enjoyed this film. The end felt anticlimactic. Like, i just want to say with all the penis referencing, that this movie couldn't get it up. Like a limp dick.
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Elsie W. GibsonReviewed in the United States on December 1, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
spot on
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I haven't seen such a beautifully written and enacted spoof in a while that breaches the borders of reality and actually inspires in a serious way. Compared to most 3 star rated movies on Amazon, I find it to be out of their league. 3 stars does not do this movie justice. I had avoided watching it for a while, because, often, when I try watching a 3 star rated movie, I can't make it all the way through. So, after being thrilled by the hard work the team put in to writing, producing, directing, acting, audio and music, filming, cinematography, editing, et al. of this very entertaining movie, I finally decided to do my part in getting the attention to movies that deserve it. It is ridiculously hard to create comedy like this...comedy that is not over the top, but delivers and has a message.

'Get a Job' is a breath of fresh air in comedy that matches real life trials for kids, a young working class, and the generations of people who grew up without the digital age and have to keep up to keep it real in the working world. I especially liked that they focused on the big problem we face with rewarding children for every thing that they do. (I'm a teacher and actually feel like I have to reward for poor behavior at times so that i don't get slain by parents, teachers, or the children themselves.)

I was actually just going through some memorabilia last night that my mom saved for me. I found old report cards that had all As and certificates rewarded for outstanding achievement in I can't tell you. When, as I recall, the majority of the kids in the school received these grades and certificates. (Thank God I finally got a C ribbon on my horrible, last minute, first try, cake, at the county fair instead of the slew of A ribbons I received each year for most of my entries. I felt like a failure before I started, as I should have with no practice or attendance whatsoever in cake making classes. I mean, come on, it was a D cake, poorly executed. But, gosh darn it, I was hoping for that B. "Please tell me I'm good at this thing I've never done before!")

We were taught that straight As, "Superior," meant we were doing what we were supposed to do, B's "Good," meant we weren't trying quite hard enough (which was probably the place you should be if you were alright and weren't ACTUALLY amazing at a subject, even though a C should be average and we still got an A for a bit of effort in crossing Ts), C's, "Average," meant we were jerking off and not trying hard enough, D's, "Poor," meant we were never going to succeed and were terrible humans, and E's and F's, "Failure," and somehow categorized together, meant that we were a menace to society and will only be a burden on everyone so an E might as well be an F and we were terrible humans. In other words, you'd better be the best, or you're the worst.

If I had actually received B's and C's where I should have, maybe even a D in my capacity to speak and write in German, I probably wouldn't have thought I could do all the things, but maybe would think I could do some of the things. And, then, I would focus on what I'm good at instead of what I want to be good at and I'd accomplish more. This system we have bleeds into our colleges and basically requires teachers to report things strangely in order to "meet the standards.": the good student as superior (you are AMAZING!!!!), the superior student as superior (sorry geniuses, all you get is an A+), the students who need a different learning environment ("E" and "F" learners) as students who should be expelled from school and sent to the alternative high school to learn the same stuff the same way, but with other outcasts (sorry amazing warriors, heroes who douse my fires and beasts who pull me out of ditches, keep my car running on paved roads and a roof over my head), and the actual average student as poor (have a high school degree and have a hard time earning over 12,000 a year? how about a post secondary degree and can't pay the rent and bills?, yeah I'm talking to you).

Who knows, a revamp of how we raise our children in the US may even help our country bring down our unemployment rates, close some of the income gaps and even get rid of some homelessness by helping "average" people feel like they are meaningful and not bad at everything!

post note. run on sentences, poor grammar, incomplete paragraphs, and overuse of parentheses was allll intentional (no mistakes about it), because, come on, I'm an AVERAGE writer and reviewer...even at a first review ever, right? Please tell me I'm good at this. go me. Where's my trophy?
veganbettyReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Well written and very funny
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This movie was terrific. It's got a very low key premise, but don't let that aspect bother you because the writing, acting, and directing are fantastic. I picked this movie to watch on a whim while I was sick and I was thrilled that Ithoroughlly enjoyed it. The story is about Will, his girlfriend, his friends and his dad all trying to figure out jobs and careers. The characters are well drawn and their interaction and life realizations are heartwarming without being unrealistic. I like realism in my movies and really loathe over the top things that don't happen IRL. Even though there were a couple moments like that, they were funny enough to overcome the sense of fantasy. The acting in this movie was so great. I mean, how can you go wrong with Bryan Cranston and Alison Brie, even Marc Maron.!!! My only complaint is that when the bosses are outed (I won't spoil it), the male boss gets a high five while the woman boss gets humiliated. Even back in 2012 that seems incredibly sexist. Anyway, try this one. I think you'll enjoy it!
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dream On
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What a joke. I watched this because I didn't think these actors & actresses would sink so low as to be in this bad of a movie, but I was horribly mistaken. A movie about lazy 20 somethings who are spoiled and can't figure out how to make a living because they've had everything handed to them. And then throw an excellent job away--that you were handed after only an entry level position.
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Michelle M.Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly sweet and deeper than orig thought
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This was surprisingly deeper than first thought. Loved the characters and especially Bryan Cranston and his character.
Yea, lots of sex and drugs but still enjoyable and am still thinking and smiling about this hidden gem.
This is NOT Sundance material....but for a free Friday night at home, it was a blast.
I'm 56 and my daughter is 19 and we both enjoyed it much.
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