Though his best work will likely always be Simon Sez, Dane Cook is using the recent exposure from his wildly popular and sporadically amusing stand-up routines to steamroll into more feature films, and Jessica Simpson is using the recent exposure of her ass cheeks in Dukes of Hazzard to do the same. Dax Shepard was in one of my favorite movies from 2005 (Zathura), and I’m told he smells really great.
They’re all in the Lionsgate comedy Employee of the Month, opening September 15th. We’ve got the trio of teaser posters here for you, and because I’m considerably lazy, the official plot synopsis as originally presented:
Employee of the Month is set in Super Club, the largest high-volume, bulk-discount retailer in the country, where membership has its privileges. For workers at the cavernous store, the most coveted honor is the “Employee of the Month” award, and having one’s photo immortalized on the wall of fame in the staff lounge.
Enter Zack Bradley (Dane Cook) and Vince Downey (Dax Shepard), two ultra competitive Super Club workers whose ten years of employment have resulted in drastically different career paths. While Vince – with the aid of his trusty sidekick, Jorge (Efren Ramirez) — has advanced to become head cashier and winner of 17 consecutive “E of M” awards, Zack is the ultimate slacker whose scruffy appearance and laid back attitude has made him popular with his colleagues, but kept him stuck in the lowly ranks of the store’s box boys. The duo’s longtime rivalry comes to a bitter head when Amy (Jessica Simpson) – a beautiful new cashier with a reputation of only dating “Employee of the Month” winners – transfers to the store, immediately becoming the object of both Zack and Vince’s affection and often comical gamesmanship.
While Vince instantly impresses Amy with his crowd pleasing, flamboyant style behind his checkstand register, Zack’s feeble attempts to charm his beautiful new co-worker quickly backfire against him. With the race to win Amy’s affections slipping away, Zack determines his only chance rests in winning the store’s next “Employee of the Month” award. A battle to the end, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH shows that the only failure in life is when one fails to try.