American Job

Knowing precisely when to cut to ensure the right mix of visual interest and character-centered ennui, director-cinematographer Chris Smith (who edited with Sarah Price) tells an understatedly provocative story about a guy who takes and leaves a series of terribly boring, undesirable jobs. Randy Russell is so convincing as the blandly passive-aggressive Randy Scott, and his coworkers and employers so believable, that I had to keep reminding myself this wasn't a documentary. Randy is only partly motivated to leave several positions because of incidents of one sort or another, a strategy that prevents us from drawing simple conclusions about his experiences or the disturbing aspects of our culture they represent. Fleeting dramatic moments occur unexpectedly, and then things fade back into the banality the filmmakers have deliberately, evocatively crafted. Written by Doug Ruschaupt, Russell, and Smith.

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