The Strip (2009)



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The five employees of a struggling electronics store situated in a typical strip mall struggle to balance their big ambitions with their growing feelings of inadequacy in this comedy from writer/director Jameel Khan. Glenn (Dave Foley) takes his job at Electri-city very seriously, to the point that lately he's been neglecting his wife. When Glenn becomes obsessed with the pretty manager of another store in the strip mall, his career and his home life begin to suffer. Meanwhile, Kyle isn't sure he wants to be the one to take over the chain, even though his father is eager to see him become a successful businessman. As a result, Kyle remains hopelessly stuck in a state of arrested adolescence, unable to carve out his own life path but unwilling to let down his unintentionally overbearing father. Former high school basketball player Rick is just working at the store temporarily -- or at least that's what he keeps telling himself. He wants to find fame as an actor, but it just isn't working out. As ambitious immigrant Avi prepares for his arranged marriage, his first glimpse of his gorgeous bride-to-be proves a substantial shot to his confidence. How can such a lovely woman find anything worthwhile in a lowly electronics store employee? Last, but certainly not least, is Jeff. Rendered homeless after his girlfriend walks out on him, Jeff moves in with Glenn temporarily, complicating Glenn's already tenuous relationship with his lonely wife. Every one of the employees at Electri-city has an idea of where they'd like to be in life, and they're all about to discover that sometimes where you want to be and where you need to be don't always match up.
PG-13 (for sexual references)
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Dave Foley
as Glenn
Chelcie Ross
as Mr. Davis
Rodney Scott
as Kyle Davis
Jenny Wade
as Melissa
Cory Christmas
as Rick Schuesthberry
Amy Stock-Poynton
as Mrs. Davis
Oksana Fedunyszyn
as Ms. Schuesthberry
Marc Goldberg
as Rebecca's Guy
Al Samuels
as Casting Director
Patrick Mene
as Irate Customer
Joe Canale
as DVD Customer Man
Maribeth Monroe
as DVD Customer Woman
Holly Laurent
as Cassie
Ryan Driscoll
as Bar Girl
Kevin Fleming
as Artex Customer
Brian Posen
as Phone Customer
Susan Messing
as Alarm Customer
Sam Jackel
as Drive-Thru Guy
Kamlesh Gupta
as Maliah's Mom
Arif Balahan
as Maliah's Dad
Gregg Mills
as Salesman
Ellen Fox
as Cheery Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Strip

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (9)

A trip to a strip mall would be more entertaining.

December 4, 2009
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

If one of your non-filmmaker friends watched Office Space a few too many times, this is probably the movie he'd make.

Full Review… | December 4, 2009
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Sweats to wring laughs from overworked themes and underwhelming performances.

December 4, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

It sports a gentle amiability that's engaging.

Full Review… | December 4, 2009
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

A sweet if ultimately wan comedy about male bonding and office politics.

December 3, 2009
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The dialogue is embarrassing, and scenes that should take two minutes wind up lasting 10.

Full Review… | December 3, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Strip

This movie was great. It perfectly captured how truly mundane life in retail can be, and accurately depicted how "you have to make your own fun" in that environment.

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I really enjoyed this film. The characters were well developed, and endearing. It was very funny, similar to "Office Space" type humor. I was surprised to find out this was Kahn's first movie. I'll be watching for more from him.

Tricia Rajewski
Tricia Rajewski

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