Steve Conrad, the writer of the much more surprising The Weather Man and the sappy The Pursuit of Happyness, makes his directorial debut in this tepid comedy. Conrad takes the corporate comedy to the low stakes world of supermarket management.

You would think the cast, including Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, would be able to elevate the underwritten script, but alas they do not. The story of two goofs vying for a meaningless promotion isn’t exactly comic gold.

Grade: C

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