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Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month
Starring:
Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Andy Dick, Tim Bagley, Brian George and Efren Ramirez


Rated: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and language
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: October 6, 2006 Released by: Lions Gate Films

First time director Greg Coolidge brings us an uneven comedy set in a large club/warehouse store.

Zack (Dane Cook) has worked at the store as a box boy for ten years and has no ambitions to rise any further in his career. He's lazy and happy to stay right where he is - that is, until he lays eyes on the beautiful Amy (Jessica Simpson) who shows up as the new cashier.

The word is out that Amy only dates "Employee of the Month" title holders, so Zack decides to turn over a new leaf and try to get Amy's attention by winning the title himself.

His path, however, is not smooth as he has to compete against major suck-up Vince (Dax Shepard), the record holder. He not only has to beat him out at work, but also for Amy's affections as Vince also has the hots for Amy.

Simpson is great to look at, she's flirty and beautiful - but she does little else except look good; at some point she is going to have to learn how to act! Cook is a funny guy, however he's not given much to work with here. There's endless fighting, falling down and childish pranks, but not much else.

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