When I heard about this film, I thought of only one thing: Dane Cook. What comedian with the down to earth, new age, hysterical point of view approach to life starring in a new smash hit comedy? Enough said! I’m going! So when yours truly, Peter Feiss, pitched the idea into the greatest paper in America, The Easterner to do this movie review, they gave the A-OK. I was enlightened with anticipation of see the funniest man in America on the silver screen. So the day arrived when I was to arrive at the AMC20 in downtown Spokane to view this spectacular and splendid film of life, love, and laughter. I couldn’t ask for anything more. Employee of the Month, which opened Oct. 6, 2006 and is rated PG-13 for language, and crude sexual humor, stars Dane Cook (Zach) ‘Waiting 2005’, Jessica Simpson (Amy) ‘Dukes of Hazard 2005’, and Dax Shepard (Vince) ‘Without a Paddle 2004’ as two envious and jealous employees in the slacker warehouse superstore whom both are to discover the arrival of a new employer by the name of Amy (Simpson). As they find out that Amy is hot and hard to get, they both realize that in order to get the girl, they must get the employee of the month award handed out to the best employee of the month in the entire warehouse. In my opinion, this movie was a good flick for all ages, and I did enjoy seeing this movie to a certain extent.
I thought that the aristocratic, aggressive, and aggravated attitude of Dane Cook’s character added some interesting character to make a comedic move even more comedy like. I also enjoyed that Jessica Simpson did not play a ‘dumb blonde’ or played that usual role that she is so good at playing, which is the easy gal, easy to get, ditsy blonde.
She actually played a woman with substance in this movie. A definite plus to her acting abilities. But you don’t have to take my opinion on everything I present in this paper.