Employee of the Month
Director: Mitch Rouse

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl

A comedic caper film, at the beginning of Employee of the Month (2004) our hero, played by Matt Dillon, tells us that everything he seems to be is an illusion.

We don't quite know what this means until the end of the film, when all the characters turn inside out.

It's contrived & silly & even to some degree one big cheat, but it's somehow funny, & the last two seconds of the film just about make all the contrivances worthwhile.

Sometimes a short story is only as good as its final paragraph, & this film becomes much better on the strength of its punchline.

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