Get a Job | Pampered millennial Miles Teller gets a rude awakening to the world of work

Get A Job Anna Kendrick Miles Teller Marcia Gay Harden
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Satirical comedy Get a Job sat on the shelf for four years – which explains why stars Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick look so fresh faced.

Get A Job Anna Kendrick Miles Teller Marcia Gay Harden

Recent college graduate Miles Teller (opens in new tab) is one of a generation of pampered millennial kids who have grown up being given prizes for losing. But he gets a rude awakening to the world of work when he takes a job making videos for a cutthroat executive placement firm. Meanwhile, his go-getting girlfriend (Anna Kendrick) and stoner pals grapple with employment problems of their own, as does his newly redundant dad (Bryan Cranston).

Satirical comedy Get a Job boasts a fine cast (Alison Brie and Marcia Gay Harden also make a mark in supporting roles) but the scattershot script misses the target more often than it hits and the crude humour often jars. Incidentally, the movie sat on the shelf for four years – which explains why Teller and Kendrick look so fresh faced.

Certificate 15. Runtime 89 mins. Director Dylan Kidd

Get a Job debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on 11 March and is available on DVD & Digital Download from LionsGate Home Entertainment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXmOmdzsQVs

A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.