#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – At 33, Doug Stauber is ready for a promotion. He’s married, wants to buy a house, and is assistant manager at a Chicago supermarket that’s building a new store in his neighborhood. His boss tells him he’s a shoo-in to manage the new store, then, a rival appears – Richard Wehlner, transferred from Canada. Richard has a deeper resume than Doug, is really nice, has a wife and daughter, and wants the promotion to manager too. How should Doug behave toward Richard – as a friend, a colleague, a competitor, or an enemy? Richard, it seems, has demons and a past, but with the help of motivational tapes, he’s resolved to succeed. Corporate and personal tests await the two men.
Plot: Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.
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“We’re all just here trying to get some food. Sometimes we bump into each other.”
Having recently watched the amazingly disappointing Step Brothers with John C. Reilly and Will Farrell, I was not expecting much when I watched Reilly star alongside Seann William Scott in what looked to me like your standard rivalry comedy. But it’s my job to watch movies so I was forced to sit through it, and I must say I was certainly pleasantly surprised.
Scott is Doug Stauber, a regular guy with a regular job at a supermarket and he’s looking to get a promotion to store manager. He sees a career and a simple but comfortable life with his young wife and their dream of a small home and a happy family. He’s a good guy and he works hard, and we want him to get the job.
The simplicity of his character is illustrated in a charming interaction with his wife, where she assures him that things will be okay, she can get a job and help them make money.
Doug: “I wanna be the primary breadwinner, Jen.”
Jen: “Female lions do the hunting ”
Doug: “I’m not a lion, I’m a guy ”
But then a Richard Wehlner, a charming Canadian transfer, arrives and they each realize that they are both seeking the same position. Richard has more experience than Richard and is probably more qualified for the job, and he also has his own wife and daughter and is also a great guy. Doug and Richard respect and even like each other, which makes their competition genuinely interesting.
The movie centers on each man’s inability to figure out how they are supposed to respond to and treat each other. They both want to be amiable and friendly, but they each realize that they have to destroy the other’s hopes in order to achieve their own. The escalation of their competition and the gradual collapse of their formality is far more than I had expected from the movie, and the best way that the movie succeeds is that it makes us want to root for both of them.
I noticed another user said on the IMDb that the movie was like an attempt to “pull a Jim Carrey or Will Farrell.” This person has missed the point of the movie so completely and so ridiculously that it’s difficult for me to believe that he actually watched it. The Promotion is a smart movie starring two guys best known for doing not very smart comedy. All have made a step forward here and they should be recognized for it. Bravo!
A Little Comedy With A Big Heart
I really, really liked this movie.
If someone asked me to list my top twenty movies, it’s very unlikely that a comedy would ever grace that list but there’s a possibility that “The Promotion” might appear from now on. The strange fact is that it’s the characters and the story of “The Promotion” which endeared the movie to me rather than the humour.
That’s not to say that “The Promotion” isn’t funny because it is. It may not be laugh-out-loud funny but it’s filled with enough strange little moments (a scene of one employee at the supermarket shaving in the middle of the aisle for example) to raise a few smiles.
Of the two main characters, Sean William Scott is the one whom the audience is drawn towards. Scott is possibly at his best in “The Promotion” where, for once, he’s not required to channel Stiffler from “American Pie”. Instead he plays a well-mannered loser whose only ambition is to become the manager of a new supermarket so he can finally afford a new house for himself and his wife. His competition for the position is played by the always reliable John C Reilly and it’s nice that Reilly’s character isn’t presented as the bad guy but just a normal man with his own aspirations and dreams. Although it’s a story of oneupmanship, it doesn’t fall back on the broadly stupid ways other movies might have presented their conflict.
If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson movies (“Rushmore”, “The Royal Tenenbaums”) then it’s quite likely you’ll find something to love here. The same is also true if you enjoyed “The Weather Man” (also written by Steve Conrad) or “Juno” (Jason Bateman from that movie appears here in a brief cameo incidentally).
Beneath the humour, i liked the message of “The Promotion” and the way in which it told that message. It’s a study on human beings (“We’re all just out here trying to get some food… sometimes we bump into each other” Reilly’s character explains at one point) and, more specifically, on what it’s like to be a man in the modern world.
It may have some problems here or there (the Scottish accent used by Reilly’s wife is terrible for example) but it has a big heart and is incredibly entertaining. It also has an uplifting ending in which a long-running joke is finally paid off, which made me clap my hands and smile.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min)
Director Steve Conrad
Writer Steve Conrad
Actors Seann William Scott, Chris Conrad, Rick Gonzalez, Adrian Martinez
Production Company Dimension Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Filmworkers Club, Chicago (IL), USA (dailies), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji)