Haiku Tunnel (2001)
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as Bob Shelby
as Marlina D'Amore
as Orientation Leader
as System Administrator
as Temp No. 2
as Helen the Ex-Girlfri...
as Temp No. 1
as Temp No. 3
as Temp No. 4
as Helen the Ex-Secreta...
as Jimmy the Mail Clerk
as Crack Attorney
as Denise the Reception...
as Josh's Mom
as Ann Dickerson
as Spastic Dancing Nerd
as Security Guard
as Tim Barnes
as Oldest Bike Messenge...
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Critic Reviews for Haiku Tunnel
In their low-budget, indie-film way, the Kornbluth brothers have come up with a modest, modern-day equivalent of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Kornbluth is funny, but not funny enough to carry his feature comedy.
A low-budget, mild-mannered comedy, often amusing and at times laugh-out-loud funny.
Josh becomes increasingly distraught and depressed, but not nearly as much as the poor people watching the movie.
As 'Josh's' story wears on, so does one's patience.
Audience Reviews for Haiku Tunnel
[font=Arial][color=darkred]Josh Kornbluth plays Josh Kornbluth, super temp in the world of office politics and incompetent corporate superiors. He's a working man's hero (well, a secretary's hero) as a round ball of puffy passive-aggressive professionalism. When asked to go permanent for a tax attorney ("We'll even cover your? psychotherapy") is when Josh's world begins to enter into comedic haywire. He's more adept at creatively finding ways around work then at actually accomplishing it. Kornbluth is a terrific comedic and a truly memorable figure. He co-wrote and co-directed the film with his brother from their stage play. 'Haiku Tunnel' often channels the spirit of the wicked satire 'Office Space' (a film that only gets funnier every time I watch it), but has enough of a feel all its own to be distinguishable. The film has some great lines and some imaginative characters to boot. 'Haiku Tunnel' is witty and often times hilarious, not to mention dead-on with its precision like satiric strikes. Kornbluth is a definite entertainment find and 'Haiku Tunnel' is a gem of a film worth looking for.[/color][/font]
[font=Arial][color=darkred]Nate's Grade: B+[/color][/font]
Some people really loved it, I thought it was just okay.
Um. This movie was very strange. Also, Josh Kornbluth seemed very smug and his attempts at being 'meta' and ironic were pretty lame. It was just a very...strange...film. And I laughed, I dunno, once? Once. And the budget must have been pretty low. Either that or this was actually shot in the 90s, as it looks.
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