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The Promotion (2008) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

16514

Avg. Rating:

2.10/4

# of Ratings:

10

Genres:

Comedy

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/06/2008

Director:

Steve Conrad

Actors:

John C. Reilly
Seann William ScottChris Conrad
Chris Conrad
Lili Taylor
Jenna Fischer
Jason Bateman

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

Hoping to buy a house, grocery store assistant manager Doug applies for a manager position at his chain's new location. Doug feels confident about getting hired until recent arrival Richard applies for the same job. In order to secure the coveted promotion, the competing employees go head-to-head in minor battles, often resorting to cruel behavior

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Snoogans 04/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

Everything about it just feels average. The actors involved are funny, but the movie doesn't give them the right set-up for the jokes.

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goodfellamike 10/18/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

A very casual comedy, though one that understands how normal people would behave; indeed there are several moments of humiliation and awkwardness. It's nice to see Sean William Scott in a role that doesn't require him to be a wise-ass, but too bad the females are thankless. FInal Grade: B-

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FZero 06/29/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

A nice little movie that doesn't take too many chances and in turn doesn't get too outrageous in the classic battle of two men one promotion. Pretty standard fare with a few laughs during the very short run time which still seemed a bit padded with the long shots of the two men doing nothing. Seann William Scott tones it down and John C. Reilly is his usual reliable self also plays it low key. There isn't much more to say here, a few more laughs here and a few more chances there and it would have been a winner.

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