is something we've all experienced at one time or another. It's especially excruciating right after college graduation when you are seemingly ready to take on the world only to be told that you have no experience and aren't even qualified for an entry-level position. Talk about having your bubble burst. Been there, done that. Maybe that's why the title of this movie caught my eye on Netflix the other night - or maybe it's because it has both D.B. Sweeney and Kurtwood Smith in it. At any rate, it was pretty good. Sweeney plays a chef whose restaurant closes due to circumstances beyond his control and he is forced back into the job market. He has made up his mind that he wants nothing more to do with being a chef or the restaurant business and his unemployment counselor (hilarious!) promptly informs him that he is not qualified for anything else in the job market other than an entry-level position. Predictably, he goes on about a million job interviews, but along the way he makes friends with a group of people who are in the same boat. Smith plays a homeless gourmand living on a park bench near Sweeney's soon-to-close restaurant; Sweeney feeds him leftovers. After the restaurant closes, Sweeney continues to feed Smith (and the rest of his new found friends) a variety of his gourmet sandwiches. I don't want to give any more of this delightful movie away - but if there's a feel good movie about being unemployed and eventually finding a job you love, this is it. Aggie & I give Entry Level four kernels of popcorn - no hankies necessary.
4 years ago