By Suzanne A. Marshall from the July 2017 Edition
Starring: Allison Brie, Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina
Director: Bill Dubuque
“A Head-hunter whose life revolves around closing the ‘deals’ in a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company—his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.”
This movie is billed as a drama. I had no idea the world of head-hunters could be so ‘smarmy’. Or, perhaps that is the brutal environment the director has chosen to portray in order to create such a huge conflict between the protagonists working personality and the man who returns home to the family nest.
Personally, I found some of his tactics hard to swallow and would really like to believe that there is more integrity out there than this movie offers. That said, the actors are good and the movie is well produced.
The IMDB rating is 6.4/10 based on 860 viewers.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.
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