Parents' Guide to

Employee of the Month

By Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Predictable, crude comedy aimed at teens.

Movie PG-13 2006 108 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+


great movie.

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Too much swearing
age 10+

Unfunny tween comedy is not worth watching

Employee of the Month is an painfully predictable, unfunny attempt at a comedy for tweens. The only black man in the movie is a timid guy whose pushed around, the only hispanic man sucks up like a vacuum to a racist that treats him like crap, and the main female is ogled by all the males and is little other then eye candy in the movie. There are a handful of s**ts and other lesser swear words. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone because there are better movies than this, that people could see instead. Happy Gilmore and (for older audiences) Clerks are both much better movies that are similar to this. If you're thinking of watching this, watch one the other two I suggested and you'll thank me.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (8):

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH is predictable and rife with innuendo and crude humor, but it has a few things going for it. Everyone can identify with mass consumerism run amok in these superstores, where products matter more than people and shoppers routinely walk out with truck-loads of Cheerios, Pepsi, and other "necessities" -- in that respect, the movie is reminiscent of Office Space set in a warehouse store.

Some of the best scenes feature Zack's buddies, played by Andy Dick (who, for once, isn't annoyingly hyper), Brian George, and Harland Williams. Simpson gives her usual bland performance, despite the blinding white teeth veneers. Tim Bagley is memorable as store boss Glen Gary, who shudders at the thought of his bullying brother (Danny Woodburn) -- named Glen Ross (David Mamet fans unite) -- paying a visit from Super Club's corporate offices. All in all, Employee of the Month falls far short of being truly memorable, but chances are it will still have a cult following among Cook's many fans.

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