This post was written before 2007. As a result, there may be crude language and poor grammar. I was young and fairly immature. To be fair, I still kind of am, but I try not to let that shine through on here anymore. Either way, I apologize for the poorly written thoughts and non-G rated language.
I’m going to start by saying this: The critics didn’t like it. They thought it was a putrid pile of steaming shit. But guess what. I’m not a critic. I simply have an opinion. My Opinion: I thought it was funny. I laughed. That’s what the entire theater did. It’s getting ridiculed for it’s toilet humor and cliche jokes- but you know what- it’s still funny. And if you work in a restaurant, you will see a lot of it is true too. They say no characters were formed. But I saw characters- they were the stereotypes- but they were pretty accurate. The most value you found in this movie was in the banter. It was friends/co-workers having normal everyday talks, complaining about their shitty job. They all tried to make the shitty job fun, and they accomplished it- it’s what you have to do to stay sane.
Any college student could probably relate to Dean, who doesn’t know what he wants, except he doesn’t want to work there for the rest of his life. And everyone could probably identify with one of the characters or knows someone like them. And there were definitely parts in the movie where you could say “Yes, I know what they are talking about!” It’s funny because it’s true. The thing you hate most when working in a restaurant is when it’s 5 mins to close, and some asshole comes in to sit down. Wherever you work, you have to deal with that person who is out to make everyone feel like shit because they have issues.
The best part of the movie, I think, is that nothing was really resolved. It was just a day in the life of. Nothing was happily ever after, and while you look for that in a chick flick, you don’t really care in a comedy. It made the characters more real i think- you feel closer to them because they are easy to relate to.
So, let people say what they want, but this was a funny movie- and something real. Too many movies now are concerned with how cool they can make a movie look, and while it’s cool to see extraordinary stuff, sometimes things go overboard. This is a down to earth movie that people might not like because of the toilet humor, but it’s hard not to watch it and say “This is so true.” Later!