I Really Hate My Job Reviews
February 4, 2009
Falls seriously flat. I have seen this idea done to much better effect in "In the Weeds". Disgruntled group of waitresses with other dreams spend day at work in restaurant. Could have been so much better. Shirley Henderson is just annoying with that voice, Oana Pellea not very likeable, and Neve Campbell with seriously unflattering short haircut as a failed actress, (perhaps the scene with her getting her boobs out might appeal to some people enough to sit through this mess, but not me). The customers barely exist in this, which might have made for some laughs in this movie, which it seriously needed. Sound was also poor, there was times I could not hear what the actresses were saying. Disappointing mess. Can't believe I stuck it out through the whole thing.
February 25, 2014
On a day that I was bored I stumbled across a copy of I Really Hate My Job and decided to see it on the basis of the fact that Neve Campbell starred in it.
With I Really Hate My Job, I found myself doing nothing but sit there while a lot of women onscreen did nothing but complain. I mean I don't want to sound intolerant or judgemental, but I found that Shirley Henderson's voice was rather annoying. I was able to get over that after a while, but I didn't necessarily enjoy hearing her complaining of all people.
It seems as if I Really Hate My Job is a lot more of an experimental film than an actual finished project. It's obviously done on a very low budget and is set in a very basic setting, so the importance comes from Jennifer Higgle's script and Oliver Parker's direction. Neither actually do anything for the film, because I Really Hate My Job isn't insightful or intelligent or funny or entertaining. Its just boring as hell. There's a reason that the only reason you've ever heard of it as being the film where Neve Campbell makes an appearance topless, and frankly that was the only reason I kept watching the film. I was just waiting for her breasts to make an appearance, and it was a long wait. It was almost equal to the awful 60 minute wait I got stuck in on my 17th birthday at Wet 'n Wild waterworld as I waited for a sub-par water slide.
The script isn't funny which is a problem since the film is a comedy, and Oliver Parker's direction is streets behind what he would later achieve directing the hilarious British comedy Johnny English Reborn. So its clear that this project hasn't given him anything to work with. I mean there is one line in the film that is memorable for its ridiculous senseless stupidity. Its when Neve Campbell says that "Drinking Coke is like getting your period, it just happens." In actuality, no, it is not like getting your period and it does not just happen. Even Neve Campbell would have to have known that when she said the line, and so its more appropriate to believe that it was written to be a joke. But its not funny, so why Jennifer Higgle even tried is ambiguous because its clear she has the same sense of humour that a stoned upper-class British teenager has. And for those who don't know, that's not a good sense of humour.
And half the time, the style of the film doesn't make sense. The cinematography is hit and miss because at times it shoots things from the right angles and distances and is edited timely whereas the other half of the time there is nothing good that comes from it. That's Oliver Parker's true flaw in I Really Hate My Job.
By the time that Neve Campbell made her nude appearance I can honestly say it was not in the slightest worth the wait. It was senseless and wasn't necessary for the scene, no matter how sexually appealing she was. Even though it's ridiculously out of place, it is the only thing that I Really Hate My Job has to boast about. But anyone with internet access can get that off Dailymotion. Her performance was good and she was sexy, but that is all there is to it.
So there you go. I Really Hate My Job can be summarised by reading the title but replacing the words "My Job" with "This Film", and if you're watching it to spot Neve Campbell's nude appearance, that's what the internet is for, but not what this abysmal film is for.
November 29, 2010
Neve was the only reason i watched it, and i didn't mind it. I like movies with sharp and witty tongues
November 18, 2010
I really Hate this Movie. It was garbage. It was at times difficult and frustrating to sit through. It is the story of five women who work in a restaurant which opened during the afternoons and the evenings. It's about their life, their passions and their interests aside from their mundane job. Abby is the most annoying character in the movie. She complains about everything in her life. Her high credit card interest rate. That she spent three years studying acting but her only call back is to act in a soft-core porn movie. The head cook Alice is delusional as she tries to have her novel published and it is rejected because it is too French when she is living in England and knows nothing about French culture. And the boss Madonna's real name is actually Jane. A lot of people have no sense of reality, have delusional expectations about where their lives are headed and these characters fit the profile to a "T."
January 31, 2009
[font=Microsoft Sans Serif][color=darkorchid]I've watched paint dry.. that was more exciting than this movie.[/color][/font]
April 30, 2008
A different kind of film. Strong performances from the four female leads helps the film out. But, the film doesn't always work. As it progresses it seems to wander and not stay focused. But for the most part, enjoyable.