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I Really Hate My Job

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I Really Hate My Job

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
90 minutes
performer:
Neve Campbell, Shirley Henderson
director:
Oliver Parker
author:
Jennifer Higgie
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

Oliver Parker’s scattered indie drama follows a busy night at a London bistro and five workers, some of whom, well…see above. I Really Hate My Job sometimes feels less like a movie and more like a collection of conversational gambits in search of a plot — at one point, loopy waitress Suzie (Alexandra Maria Lara) asks, unprompted, ”Do you think oysters ever feel aggressive?” Still, there are charms to be found, like a magnetic, if overwrought, Campbell as the punky bartender and the elfin Shirley Henderson as a writer/cook whose dismal novel was just rejected for being too ”French.” EXTRAS None. B-