Kerrie Mitchell
May 09, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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-

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