Employee of the Month
For customers of Super Club, the largest high-volume, bulk-discount retailer in the country, membership has its privileges. For workers at the cavernous store, the most coveted honor is the "Employee of the Month" award, and having one's photo immortalized on the wall of fame in the staff lounge.
Enter Zack Bradley (Dane Cook) and Vince Downey (Dax Shepard), two ultra competitive Super Club workers whose ten years of employment have resulted in drastically different career paths. While Vince – with the aid of his trusty sidekick Jorge (Efren Ramirez) -- has advanced to become head cashier and winner of 17 consecutive "E of M" awards, Zack is the ultimate slacker whose scruffy appearance and laid back attitude has made him popular with his colleagues, but kept him stuck in the lowly ranks of the store's box boys.
The duo's longtime rivalry comes to a bitter head when Amy (Jessica Simpson) – a beautiful new cashier with a reputation of only dating "Employee of the Month" winners – transfers to the store, immediately becoming the object of both Zack and Vince's affection and often comical gamesmanship.
While Vince instantly impresses Amy with his crowd pleasing, flamboyant style behind his checkstand register, Zack's feeble attempts to charm his beautiful new co-worker quickly backfire against him. With the race to win Amy's affections slipping away, Zack determines his only chance rests in winning the store's next "Employee of the Month" award. A battle to the end, "Employee of the Month" shows that the only failure in life is when one fails to try.
Starring: Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, Dax Shepard, Efren Ramirez, Tim Bagley, Andy Dick, Brian George, Marcello Thedford, Danny Woodburn, Harland Williams
Directed by: Greg Coolidge
Screenwriter: Greg Coolidge
Produced by: Michael Paseornek, John Sacchi, Michael Burns
Running Time: 103 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude sexual humor and language.
Release Date: October 6th, 2006
Studio: Lionsgate Films
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Let's start off with your upcoming movie. What's "Employee of the Month" about?
Jessica Simpson: In the film there's a rumor going around that Amy, the girl I play in the movie, only dates her store's Employee of the Month. So the whole plot is about these two guys [Dane Cook and Dax Shepard] who have worked at the store for 10 years and basically, throughout the whole movie, they're trying to win my heart by becoming the next Employee of the Month.