The Promotion

2008, Comedy, 1h 26m

78 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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With a workplace-related theme worthy of satire, The Promotion features some sharp witticisms but ultimately disappoints. Read critic reviews

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Doug Stauber (Seann William Scott) holds the post of assistant manager at a Chicago supermarket that plans to open an additional store right in his own neighborhood. His boss (Fred Armisen) assures him that he is the top choice for managing the new location. This changes when the affable Canadian Richard Wehlner (John C. Reilly) joins the staff. To Doug's alarm, Richard has his eye on the same position -- and it's not long before the two colleagues erupt into all-out managerial warfare.

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  • May 21, 2011
    Considering the cast and the concept, The Promotion should be a much funnier comedy. It has some likeability, and has a few authentic and funny moments, but ultimately you keep waiting for it to reach something it doesn't obtain.
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2010
    I wanted this movie to be so much more than what it was. I felt like it was a wasted cast. It was a boring Step Brothers with out Will Ferrell. The whole movie is beyond frustrating, but it had a happy ending. I don't know. It was just okay.
    Alexis N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2010
    I laughed my ass off.
    Sean G Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2010
    not a really hilarious movie but it has funny parts and has a good story and is entertaining. B
    Richard C Super Reviewer

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