Dane Cook vs Dax Shepard to win the employee of the month and win the love and affection of the new girl at work. It’s actually quite a funny film, considering it has both Dane and Dax in the title roles. Released in 2006 with fun reviews, it was quite successful and had a small cult following thanks to the jokes in the film.
Zack Bradley is the resident slacker at the local Super Club as a box packer. Vince Downey (Dax Shepard) is the store’s number one employee at the store thanks to his way with the woman and his skill on the checkout (him being the fastest). One day they both meet new girl Amy (Jessica Simpson) who’s both funny and beautiful. Zack learns she has high opinions of the employee of the month and makes it his mission to become just that with some hilarious consequences for the entire cast.
The film came out of nowhere back in 2006 and was a success across the cinematic world thanks to its down to earth approach on how a shop operates. The zany workers of the store and how they work against each other was a refreshing take on the supermarket comedy and also showcased the comedy delights of Dane Cook and Dax Shepard. Jessica Simpson also showed us she wasn’t just a singer and reality tv sucker with a fun self-comedy take on Amy and how she wasn’t just eye candy like her role in The Dukes of Hazzard.
Personally, this is Dane Cooks best work since he moved from comedy clubs to the big screen. I don’t count the cameo he had in the hilarious Waiting from 2005 starring Ryan Reynolds. The best thing about the entire film is how fluid the cast interact with each other. All three leads Cook, Shepard and Simpson work fantastically together and bring charm to their respective roles. The rest of the cast are also quite funny such as Tim Bageley as the store manager who is afraid of his older brother (dwarf Danny Woodburn) and Jorge (played by an unrecognisable Efren Ramirez who played Pedro in Napoleon Dynamite).
Overall the film is full of laughs, with some great comedic performances from both Dane Cook and Dax Shepard who actually is funny in this film. The plot is quite unique, being the employee of the month wins you the girl.
Should you watch it: YES