The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Movie Of The Week: The Promotion

OK, I've been wrapped up in my minitruck dealings way too hard and falling behind in the film review department. Time to make amends.

I can identify all too well with this film.

The Promotion is the story of two men working for a Chicago Grocery chain. Both battling for the same job as Manager of the company's new store and a chance to shine in the corporate spotlight. Just how far will they go to get that job?

The cast is excellent. The Oscar-nominated John C. Reilly (Chicago, Boogie Nights, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) and Seann William Scott (American Pie, The Rundown, Mr. Woodcock, Southland Tales) fill the roles perfectly as imperfect men struggling to keep life together at work and at home. Jenna Fischer and Lili Taylor play their loving wives.

It's a sweet yet dark story that's very well written. It's also a very funny film on many levels. The characters in the background really bring out the best in this film. It's very reminiscent of Office Space.

Seann William Scott continues to impress me with his performances. He has come so far from his American Pie days and is turning into a very well rounded and talented actor. John C. Reilly continues to add to his impressive body of work. They fit together very well in this film.

Available on DVD and currently showing on Cinemax. DVR to maximum stun setting for The Promotion.


LandShark 5150 said...

Funny movie,great performances from both actors.

Ryan said...

I caught the end of this one yesterday, it looked pretty good.