Demoted Reviews

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½ February 13, 2013
The main characters are unlikeable.
December 8, 2012
This film is awful. It seems to have been beamed in from 30 years ago when the notion of women who weren't secretaries existing in the workplace was a shocking notion. Clearly written by and for people who have never held down an actual job. You might think that the presence of David Cross makes up for some of this. It doesn't. It's mildly amusing that anybody bothers to cast Sean Astin in anything anymore.
November 30, 2012
It felt like 7 hours
September 16, 2012
The premise of Demoted is pretty simple and predictable. Film is set in a tire-company and the two lead characters (Sean Astin and Michael Vartan) are both working in the sales department trying to sell tires over the phone. Job looks about as depressing and dead-end as any so they spend their time harrassing a third colleague (David Cross). They both are the favourites of the manager. When that manager dies , their harrassed colleague gets the manager's job and now it's payback time. The film is about how they are trying to cope with their new positions in the company.

I did not expect a lot of this film. Came in with really low expectations and at first it seems that another 90 minutes of my life would be wasted on another crappy movie. The lead characters were really unlikeable and character-less. It's hard to symphatize with loser-assholes working a dead-end sales job and living in their mother's basements. So I was thinking this would feature David Cross as the main protagonist, trying to beat down these two guys. Instead the screenwriter decided to make him the villain. I have to say that David Cross is the star in this one. I liked him a lot in Arrested Development and he plays a similar delusional clumsy loudmouth.

The story is thin, main guys are unlikeable and you first wonder what you are watching and why you are watching it. Some would find the film a bit slow-moving but I have no issues with that. It doesn't have to be MTV-style all of the time.

Gradually you manage to conjure up some sympathy for the guys and the initial pity you feel for the David Cross character turns into a small form of hate because of all the incredible asshole moves he pulls off once he gets his hands on the scepter so to speak.

It's a comedy and I have seen films that called themselves that and not cracked a smile. This one is different. It has his moments. I was on the ground laughing a few times. It might not be the subtlest comedy but this isn't the subtlest film. The fact that it made me laugh makes me ok with this one. It's entertaining when you're in the mood. It's like a bowl of spaghetti with regular tomato sauce : it does what it's supposed to but you won't get poetic over it and start clamoring the spaghetti's chef deserves a few Michelin stars.

½ September 1, 2012
It's like the worst porno ever; nothing but assholes fucking with assholes
½ August 21, 2012
I don't know why users scored it so low, it really was pretty funny. First half hour or so hilarious and then it got a little corny like comedies but I enjoyed it and would recommend it for a good laugh
½ July 15, 2012
Its not the best comedy in the world but has some laughs. Its a B Movie dark comedy. Worth checkin out for some good laughs.
½ July 4, 2012
It's missing all the essential structural elements of a comedy, the comedy...I really couldn't imagine an unfunnier cast.
June 27, 2012
I was surprised how funny this movies was: I laughed throughout the entire movie cause it it very entertaining . . . Throw this movie in with friends and enjoy . .
½ June 20, 2012
Its a fair movie with some funny moments,Liked it!
½ June 18, 2012
Two thirds of this movie are decent, the last third is terrible. The screenwriter must have gotten lazy towards the end of the script and decided to switch from sarcasm to an unbearably cheesy romantic comedy. So it's like having a gourmet meal with a turd for dessert. Avoid, or watch on a lazy afternoon.
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