Price Check (2012)
Average Rating: 6/10
Reviews Counted: 21
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 7
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Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 3
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Pete Cozy does his best juggling family life, rising debt and a dead end job, but when his new boss, Susan, a sexy, powerful, human dynamo shows up, Pete is pulled into the maelstrom that is her life and made to work harder than he ever has before. Suddenly, money and opportunities come his way, but at what price? (c) Official Site
Nov 16, 2012 Limited
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A you-are-there slip-and-slide that follows a supermarket chain's pricing department exec whose life gets upended by a whirlwind new boss.
A hilarious Parker Posey provides her customary blast of brittle energy in "Price Check," an engaging corporate comedy.
Parker Posey cuts a ferociously funny swath through Michael Walker's "Price Check," a corporate comedy that tells you more than you ever wanted to know about the hypercompetitive world of retail marketing.
It never feels like Walker seems all that interested in pursuing any of these ideas once he's raised them.
[Posey] inspires. She terrorizes. Whatever it takes to get the job done.
Posey is bravely unlikable and invested in Walker's script, turning Price Check from a mechanical comedic routine about office politics into something complex and occasionally dangerous. I wasn't aware she was even capable of this.
You can usually count on Parker Posey. That said, it's a real shame to watch her admirable talents dry up in the easily forgettable Price Check.
Writer and director Walker posits a theory that unfortunately undermines the entire film: Casting the great Parker Posey as an offbeat character does not automatically make a film a comedy.
The script is teeming with informed jargon about the business of supermarket pricing, and with actors like Posey as its vessel, the dialogue rings with an unlikely blend of fascination and farce.
The latest stinging entry into the reality check stream of movies tackling the financial fallout of the Great Recession in one way or another. But too bad it's an entry into the stream of movies with buffoonish bashing of powerful women as well.
- Sara Biltmore-Cozy: You're so happy to go to work these days?
- Susan Felders: Your such a good guy... why don't ya come up stairs and empregnant me.
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