The movie picks up with the young stars as fresh-out-of-college professionals who are ready to start adulting. Both have new job lined up, and Jillian (Kendrick) is ready for Will (Teller) to step and, and grow beyond his college self.
Will immediately finds himself let go from his job before it even starts, and is forced back into the job pool as his father (played by Bryan Cranston) is let go from his lifelong position a few years before retirement.
The young man finds a good corporate job and struggles as any millennial does in an oppressive corporate setting. He is ready to bail for a much less lucrative position that would give him greater creative freedom, when we learn the $90,000 in-debt Jillian has lost her job.
Will’s roommates (including the hilarious Christopher Mintz-Plasse) are also struggling to get a hold in the workplace. The generational gap is a persistent theme throughout the movie, as a generation who was raised to always think they were special came up across old-school paid-my-dues mentalities in the workplace.
Dork Rating – Klay Thompson
The movie is relatively funny, but it won’t blow you away. A second-tier comedy with some coming-of-age hintings, Teller and company ought to keep you entertained. I was surprised by how little Kendrick played into the story, and even more so by her degeneration compared to the other millennials.
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I can’t see myself watching this movie again. It was fine once, but for me it’s nothing more than a rental. If you want to own it, you can grab it on Amazon through this link: