American Job (1996)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Randy looks for work in this dryly satirical pseudo-documentary look at mindless minimum wage jobs. Randy is as bland and soulless as the Midwestern town he lives in. As he tries one job after another, no insight into his background, thoughts or feelings is offered. There is only the numbing repetitiveness of the jobs. First he gets a job monitoring a machine at a plastics factory. He does nothing all day but watch it work. Unable to take the boredom, he next begins working as a clean-up person at a fast-food restaurant. That doesn't work and so he continues on with other jobs including taking inventory, cleaning motels, and becoming a telephone solicitor.

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blue-collar, boredom, fast-food, janitor, job, telemarketing