Clockwatchers (1998)



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This modern comedy focuses on the daily grind of a group of temporary employees working in a large business office. Iris is the newest temp in a totalitarian-style office and is quickly befriended by the other temps. Things heat up, however, when management realizes that office supplies are being stolen.
PG-13 (adult situations/language)
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Lisa Kudrow
as Paula
Parker Posey
as Margaret
Debra Jo Rupp
as Barbara
Kevin Cooney
as Mr. Kilmer
Bob Balaban
as Milton Lasky
Scott Mosenson
as Jack Shoberg
Irene Olga Lopez
as Coffee Lady
Joshua Malina
as Receptionist
O-Lan Jones
as Madame Debbie
Joe Chrest
as Detective
Patrice Pitman Quinn
as Woman in Office
Michelle Arthur
as Dianne the Shoe Lady
Athena Ulbach
as Jane's Sister
Lynn Tufeld
as Woman Missing in Search
Jennifer Balgobin
as Attractive Woman
Gregg L. Daniel
as Policeman
Tim Hutchinson
as Businessman
Sully Diaz
as Waitress
Jim Wise
as Man in Bar
Wendy Pitts
as Saleslady
Patti Yasotake
as Theater Woman
Steve Rodriguez
as Lobby Guard
Constance Forshind
as Flight Attendant
Jaime Gómez
as Derrick
Bridget Sienna
as Woman with Cop
Terri Hoyos
as Female Executive
Brodie Nelson
as Copy Repairman
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Critic Reviews for Clockwatchers

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (5)

You just want to shake these four twits out of their collective, weirdly unsubstantiated malaise.

Full Review… | January 8, 2007
Film Journal International

Insightful and well-acted comedy of inter-office angst.

April 2, 2005

Like the unrelenting Musack that fills the heroines's offices, Clockwatchers is a bit too sedate. If you don't watch carefully, you'll miss half the fun.

August 11, 2003

Expertly captures the drudgery of 9-5 office gigs

June 19, 2003
Lawrence Journal-World

Complex characterization makes Clockwatchers a far more interesting picture than it would have been as a simple, breezy comedy.

Full Review… | January 10, 2003
Nick's Flick Picks

A bold drama about the strange and often outrageous things that happen in the work-a-day world.

Full Review… | March 2, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Clockwatchers

A not particularly enlightening look at office life. It was of course trumped eventually by the masterful Office Space. The film ultimately raises the question - so what?

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

An office story with both drama and comedy, this movie had such a unique feel to it and I loved every minute of it! I especially liked Parker Posey's performance.

GhostShadow X
GhostShadow X

Watched this movie a lot as a teenager. I love it's dark humor and the different characters.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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