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The Promotion R

Two guys. One job. No rules.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 2, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Weinstein Company
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English SDH, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary - Steven Conrad, Director; Jessika Borsiczky Goyer, Producer;
      • Steven A. Jones, Producer
    • Behind The Scenes - Making THE PROMOTION
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Outtakes
    • Trailers - The Promotional Webisodes

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten53%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 77

Spilled28%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 84,743
Rating: 1.5/4 -- The directorial debut of Pursuit of Happyness writer Steve Conrad, The Promotion carries a deadpan corporate-absurd whiff of Office Space but never quite scans. Full Review
Seattle Times
Jun 13, 2008
Rating: 3.5/4 -- A bit Alexander Payne social satire, a bit Mike Judge's "Office Space," "The Promotion" keeps the laughter mostly low-key while addressing deflating truths about occupational angst -writer/director Steve Conrad's sturdy thematic stock-in-trade. Full Review
The Film Yap
Sep 17, 2010
Rating: 3/4 -- A nice little comedy about what it takes to climb the corporate ladder and the toll such actions take on the psyche of a decent individual. Full Review
ReelViews
Oct 18, 2008
Sort of a Dilbert riff, only lower on the food chain. Full Review
East Bay Express
May 5, 2010
Rating: 2.5/4 -- ...an odd yet compelling comedy... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Oct 16, 2008
Rating: 2.5/4 -- A work-retreat sequence is hilarious, thanks to a scene-stealing supporting bit from Jason Bateman. And Reilly's convincing portrayal of the somewhat self-destructive Richard does make the whole thing watchable.
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Jul 11, 2008
Rating: 3/4 -- The Promotion works as a comedy because, in the depths of our dark hearts, we enjoy seeing the woes that beset our comic antagonists. Full Review
Toronto Star
Jun 27, 2008

Product Description:

THE PROMOTION is a low-key, deader than deadpan comedy-drama that fans of THE OFFICE should love. The film stars Sean William Scott (AMERICAN PIE) and John C. Reilly (TALLADEGA NIGHTS) as assistant managers dueling for the same promotion within their Chicago-area grocery chain. Doug (Scott) is initially so sure the job is his that he takes all sorts of financial risks to impress his wife (Jenna Fischer); Richard (Reilly) is a transfer from Canada with an addiction to self-help tapes, plus a druggie biker past he needs to keep under wraps as the interview process heats up and the undercutting begins.

Writer-director Steve Conrad continues exploring his fascination with how average Americans measure themselves and fight for their slice of the pie, a study he began in his acclaimed screenplays for THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS and THE WEATHER MAN. As a director he's too caustic and straight-faced to be his generation's Frank Capra, but maybe that just reflects the more complex times. THE PROMOTION captures an America in regression, a land where once-certain futures are suddenly up for grabs, and the film's cagey shifts from improv-style comedy to personal drama keep one guessing all the way to the finish line. Sporting a fetching Scots accent as Richard's better half, the diminutive Lili Taylor (I SHOT ANDY WARHOL, THE ADDICTION) steals what scenes she can. The usually extroverted Scott gets props for playing his emotional cards close to the vest this time, but can't match Reilly for hangdog goofball timing.

Description by Weinstein Company/Genius:

In a hilarious take on life in mid-management hell, two junior managers at a Chicago grocery store vie for a coveted promotion, while their wives and their co-workers can only stand back and watch how far the one-upmanship will go to get the job done.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 79,693
  • UPC: 796019814713
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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