• The Promotion (2008)

The Promotion

Release Date: June 6th, 2008

DVD Release Date: September 2nd, 2008

R |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

Doug Stauber (Seann William Scott) holds the post of assistant manager at a Chicago supermarket that plans to open an additional store right in his own neighborhood. His boss (Fred Armisen) assures him that he is the top choice for managing the new location. This changes when the affable Canadian Richard Wehlner (John C. Reilly) joins the staff. To Doug's alarm, Richard has his eye on the same position -- and it's not long before the two colleagues erupt into all-out managerial warfare.

Cast: Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Lili Taylor, Fred Armisen, Gil Bellows, Bobby Cannavale, Rick Gonzalez

Director: Steve Conrad

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Dimension Films

Keywords: Wife, 2000s, Amusing, Competition, Endearing, Rivalry, Offbeat, Transformation

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    One of the unfunniest comedies ever. Punch lines are lifeless. Characters are borderline catatonic. Running gags can't even walk. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's totally down-to-earth, as real as a trip to the supermarket. show more

  • 75
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    The film's refusal to take its characters anything less than seriously makes it cut deeper than a Will Ferrell lampoon. show more

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