Parents' Guide to

Get a Job

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Predictable workplace comedy has drugs, sex, swearing.

Movie R 2016 82 minutes
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Get a Job has a simple premise that should have wide appeal, but its dumbed-down approach will likely strike home for only the most juvenile viewers. (That is, people who might find humor in sexual harassment and trying to cheat on drug tests.) It's neither original nor clever, and its career advice isn't likely to help most young people succeed.

The film does boast a strong cast, though they're mostly wasted. Bryan Cranston is appealing as an older job-seeker who's becoming disheartened (though his storyline is implausible and unentertaining), while Alison Brie's one-note supporting role as lusty co-worker with boundary issues isn't particularly funny. And Marcia Gay Harden's domineering boss is simply repulsive. Get a Job needs to quit and go home.

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