Film Review: ‘Get A Job’ Starring Miles Teller & Anna Kendrick

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Check out our film review for Get a Job starring Miles Teller & Anna Kendrick, which releases in theaters and on-demand on March 25th!

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Directed by: Dylan Kidd
Written by: Kyle Pennekamp & Scott Turpel
Cast: Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie, Marcia Gay Harden, Ravi Patel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jorge Garcia
Studio: Lionsgate Premiere
Genre: Comedy
Rating: R

Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, and Bryan Cranston star in this wickedly funny comedy about making it in the real world. Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will (Teller) and Jillian (Kendrick) who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs.  But with help from their family (Cranston), friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don’t see coming.

Get a Job refreshingly captures an age that is often overlooked in filmmaking. There’s a plethora of films related to being in high school and a slew of romantic comedies surrounding the late 20’s/ early 30’s young professional age, but what about the age between that? The in-between that’s filled with hope, rejection, fear, anxiety and overall confusion of what’s next. Get a Job tackles this head-on.

I found the characters in the film to be extremely relatable. Perhaps because I myself struggled with finding a job right after college, or perhaps because they were so vulnerable you couldn’t help but root for them along the way, but I found them likeable and felt invested in their success. I really liked that in the moments where the protagonist, Will, played by Miles Teller, was presented with opportunities where he could’ve made some huge mistakes – mainly infidelity – he didn’t. I found that to be a refreshing quality his character displayed, where a lot of films would’ve taken the other route.

Overall, it had a lot of meaningful messages and really captured the essence of independent film. Check it out in theaters and on demand March 25th!