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Employee of the Month DVD Review

Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook star in Employee of the Month.
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Jessica Simpson returns to the big screen this fall in an attempt to prove she's just an ordinary girl. Does her role in Employee of the Month achieve that goal? Read Kidzworld's review of the flick right here!

Employee of the Month - Nice Guys Finish Last

Zack Bradley is a run-of-the-mill slacker who's only ambition in life is to slide through under the radar - especially with his job at Super Club. That is until a new cashier starts and he finds out about her apparent obsession with Employees of the Month. In order to win her over, Zack figures all he has to do is oust the current Employee of the Month, Vince Downey, from his throne - which could prove difficult seeing as Vince has won the title for the past 17 months.

Employee of the Month - Race to the Check Out Line

Despite his slow start, Zack is determined to give it all he's got to win the girl, so he pulls out all the stops. He starts arriving on time to work, pitches in on spills in the aisles and even volunteers to step up from his box boy roll to cashier when one of the full-time cashiers passes away. Before you know it, Zack has a fighting chance of winning the Employee of the Month title - but Vince isn't about to go down without a fight. The competition that heats up between the two warehouse workers makes for some funny scenes like when Vince turns all of Zack's clocks a few hours ahead or when Zack sells off Vince's car to a Super Club customer.

Employee of the Month - Case of Sour Milk

Employee of the Month attempts to be a slap-stick comedy with a bit of heart, but it doesn't quite have enough wit to hold it together. Jessica Simpson has very few lines in the movie, but even the measly ones she's been given sound really strained and awkward. She just continues to prove her inability to make a real splash in the acting world with this role. If you're cool with a movie being held together with lame fart jokes, then you might be able to overlook the bad acting.

Employee of the Month - DVD Features

If you still need a little more Employee of the Month fun after the credits roll, check out the DVD features like bonus footage (including an alternate opening), audio commentary from Dane Cook, and a featurette called At Work with Lon. There are also some clips of the cast ad libbing and original trailers.

Employee of the Month - Bottom Line
While its not an entirely horrible movie, Employee of the Month definitely falls short of being a good movie. Dax Shepard and Dane Cook do a mediocre job at holding things together - with some help from the supporting cast of funny guys like Andy Dick and Efren Ramirez (AKA Hector from Napoleon Dynamite). Unfortunately, all the tacky jokes and painful acting bring the overall grade way down. Jessica Simpson may have been trying to show she could be just an ordinary girl, but instead she proved that she's not even cut out to be B grade actress.

Employee of the Month DVD Rating:

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