Saturday, January 12, 2013

Jill Sprecher's Clockwatchers: Take Two

Jill Sprecher's Clockwatchers (1997, 1998) digs well into the world of temp workers, letting the key actors go at their characters with gusto. Parker Posey (Party Girl, Broken English) has the fun role of extroverted prankster rebel. Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, United States of Tara) gets the lead, introverted but coming to wisdom. Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback) and Alanna Ubach (Meet the Fockers) are saddled with sadly self-deluded characters, which they portray perfectly. I've met them all, their archetypes, somewhere along the way. Temping is no bowl of cherries.  

Today's Rune: Defense.

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