Employee of the Month (2006)



Critic Consensus: Employee of the Month features mediocre performances, few laughs, and a lack of satiric bite.

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When a pair of ultra-competitive clerks at a discount super store discovers that a beautiful, newly-transferred cashier has a reputation for only dating employees who have won the coveted Employee of the Month award, their desperate efforts to earn the title and get the girl lead to a hilarious war of one-upmanship in this winner-takes-all comedy starring Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, and Dax Shepard. Zack Bradley (Cook) and Vince Downey (Shepard) have been working at the cavernous Super Club for ten years and counting, but while the ambitious Vince has advanced to the position of head cashier and landed 17 consecutive "E of M" awards, laid-back Zack is content to simply sit back and enjoy the company of his fellow box boys. Longtime rivals whose conflicting attitudes as to what constitutes success has led to more than a few conflicts, Vince and Zack find their bitter battle for Super Club supremacy coming to a head when attractive new employee Amy (Simpson) transfers over from another store. When word quickly spreads that Amy only has eyes for the cream of the crop, slacker Zack attempts to clean up his act and break free from his box boy roots while uptight Vince tries to impress by maintaining his top dog position and keep cool in the face of competition. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, and language)
Comedy , Drama
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Dane Cook
as Zack Bradley
Dax Shepard
as Vince
Tim Bagley
as Glen Gary
Danny Woodburn
as Glen Ross
Kathleen Arc
as Grumpy Lady
Victor Izay
as Greeter (Jerry)
John Hardman
as Balding Customer
Adriana Cordova
as Checker #2
Deryle J. Lujan
as Checker #1
Jenny Gabrielle
as Checker #3
Emily Sandberg
as Young Mom
Cece Renn
as Young Hot Mom
Taylor Warden
as Lost Boy
Susse Budde
as Lost Kid's Mom
Ann Kulich
as Food Vendor
Shirly Brener
as Attractive Woman #1
Donna Cromer
as Attractive Woman #2
Charmaine Rea
as Lily (10 Years Older)
Alison Raimondi
as Waitress
Robin Timpanaro
as Hot Mom in Line
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All Critics (90) | Top Critics (29)

Amy is little more than a pretty face, undermining the film's female appeal and leading one to wonder if Dukes of Hazzard eye candy Simpson is becoming a trifle typecast.

Full Review… | December 29, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

There's a great Office Space-style satire to be made about big-box stores screwing their working-poor employees, but Hollywood studios covet DVD rack space at those same stores.

Full Review… | December 19, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There are people who think Cook is funny, but you won't find any evidence of that here.

November 23, 2006
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

There's a crumb of an idea to setting a movie at a mega-mart that makes the Office Space cubicles look like executive suites, but the results in Employee of the Month are toothless.

Full Review… | October 11, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Rarely has an actress exuded such blank nothingness as Simpson, a one-woman vapid delivery system who sucks the energy and joy out of every scene she's in, like some freakishly well-endowed black hole.

Full Review… | October 6, 2006
Washington Post
Top Critic

The aggrieved employee movie genre is one of the more puzzling fads of late, since it showcases every vile prejudice and low standard imaginable.

Full Review… | October 6, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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Competition for employee of the month hots up at the supermarket when a new girl comes on the scene. Funny movie. Good cast.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Employee of the Month is a film that really has some sloppy writing and on-screen gags. This is the type of film that is fairly funny for the first thirty mins or so, but afterwards the film becomes tiresome, boring, and the gags fall apart. Add to that an awful cast of comedians and you have a very forgettable comedy that isn't worth your time. The film suffers from many elements that make an awful comedy. First, Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson. Boring. Awful writing, check. Directing, check. This film is a poorly crafted film that doesn't deliver anything memorable or very funny. The humor elements are tiresome and strained, and really aren't jokes you can laugh at over and over, like so many other classic comedies. Dane Cook is horrible here, he's like his stand up comedy act, and it gets boring and unfunny very quickly. There is no redeeming factor to this film, aside from the end credits. This film is a stale, unimpressive comedy that doesn't stand out due to its poor cast. The film relies on its poor cast to create its humor, and with that in mind, you can rest assure that the comedic deliver is awful. This film misses the mark, and despite having one or two decent gags, this film suffers from poor script writing and a poor cast. This could have been a better comedy. A very forgettable comedy that isn't worth watching. A missed opportunity to make a good film is squandered with poor comic material and basically poor everything. This is a film that suffers from everything that could make a bad film bad.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Dane Cook undoubtely carried this film and made it extremely funny. Jessica Simpson wasn't that bad either.

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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