Rule No. 1 in the Uproxx Guide to Writing About Stuff is “Write about Alsion Brie at any opportunity”, but since the star of Community and my X-rated fan fiction hasn’t been in very many films, we don’t get to talk about her that much. Well, hit the showers, Warming Glow, because Brie is joining the cast of Get a Job, a movie about college grads who – reality spoiler – have a hard time finding work.
Making this even better is the fact that Breaking Bad star Bryan “Tim Whatley” Cranston will play the father of the film’s star, Miles Teller, and reigning FilmDrunk Man of the Year Christopher Mintz-Plasse will play one of his best friends. There are some other pretty awesome people in this film, too.
Penned by Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel, the film will follow four recent college graduates who discover that their lofty expectations and the realities of adulthood are two very different things. Teller will play Will Davis, who finds his true calling after struggling through an entry level job. Kendrick plays Jillian Stewart, Will’s type-A girlfriend, who lives her life according to the strictest of plans. Cranston plays Roger Davis, Will’s father who is hunting for a job at the same time as his son. Braun, Mintz-Plasse and Jackson will play Will’s three friends, (Charlie, Ethan and Luke, respectively), each of whom find careers with some interesting results. Brie will play Tanya, one of the group’s sharp-witted co-workers. Pharoah will play Skeezy D, who starts his own recession-proof business. (Via Indiewire)
Some people might look at a film like this with a “Too soon” mentality, but I think it’s important that young Americans get a spoonful of reality about life after college. Also, Brie could play Joseph Kony in blackface in a comedy called Waffle Kony and I’d still be excited. I wouldn’t be excited that she’d never work again, but one movie at a time, people.
Oh, and… relevant.
I want more like this!
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