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Get A Job (2016/Lionsgate Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Film: C

Dylan Kidd's Get A Job (2016) is a pretty easy movie for almost anyone that has ever been on a job search to relate to but doesn't pack a strong enough of a punch to live up to its unique story idea. Sporting an incredible comedic cast that includes Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Alison Brie, Bryan Cranston, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Cho, Bruce Davison and a host of other recognizable faces you've seen in several comedies in recent years, none of them can save this uneven screenplay that resorts to moments of gross out humor in attempt to amuse its audience and characters that are downright silly characterizations.

The film begins with laying the down the idea that when we were all kids life was so easy and once we become adults we have to, well, get a job. We then meet Will (Teller) and Jillian (Kendrick) who find themselves on a roller coaster ride of a job hunt and deal with their life and relationship post college. Will ends up becoming a professional videographer for a company, in which he has to fake a drug test and things go awry, but gets heat when he doesn't want to dress to the company's code and has to force himself to ride the wave of professionalism. Will's Dad Roger (Cranston), also finds himself unemployed and soon befriends a coffee shop girl that helps guide him into a new direction and Will's circle of lazy stoner friends, all of which have weird jobs of their own, must all struggle to keep their heads above water in America's struggling job market.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 track that plays really well for the Blu-ray format. Also included is a digital copy of the film for your tablet or smartphone.

The only extras are Video Resume Outtakes and Where It All Began: The Cast of Get A Job.

Considering the talented cast involved in the film, Get A Job could be a lot funnier and more memorable than this final product which sports some interesting themes but ultimately suffers from tasteless gross out humor and predictable plot twists.

- James Lockhart



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