Movies

De-stress from a bad day at work with a movie about a bad day at work!

De-stress from a bad day at work with a movie about a bad day at work!
destress from bad day at work with a movie 2015

Photo Source: Bark

Everyone has bad days now and then, but when you think about it, it’s often the same person who’s the root cause of the upset. For many people in a job, it’s their boss. While it may seem to be a bit of a cliché to complain about your boss, it’s funny how often it’s them who add stress and misery to your day rather than one of your co-workers.

Of course, in a way, that’s part of their job. They have to get the best performance out of the people they manage (the boss has their own boss to keep happy), and some people just aren’t that great at people-management. So, instead of working with you in a co-operative way, they take the high-handed approach, ordering people to deliver what they need rather than asking them nicely. They may not win many friends this way, but if they meet their targets, do they really care?

There are lots of good bosses out there, too, but it’s the characteristics of the bad ones that people have known during their careers that make good material for movies about life at work.

Bgo, the online gaming site, has taken this theme and created its own casino boss for the website. The ‘boss’ is played perfectly by Verne Troyer, the actor who played Mini-me in the Austin Powers movies. Players are challenged to ‘beat the boss’ and you’re given the impression that if the boss is beaten, he’ll take it personally! The site’s blog has recently featured a list of movies that show the hard-done-by employees getting one over their mean bosses. It’s worth a look if you want inspiration for an uplifting movie to watch after a hard day at work.

The bgo list includes movies that may not have been a big box office hit when they were released, but they’ve risen to cult movie status as so many people can identify with the characters’ difficult times that they go through at work. A prime example is Office Space (1999) which is all about the mundanity of working life. Peter Gibbons, the hero of the film, decides he’s so sick of working at big firm Initech that he’ll do all that he can to get fired. However, his insubordination has the opposite effect to what he was hoping and he ends up getting promoted. He decides to turn this unexpected development to his advantage, though, and uses his new power to make his former manager, Bill Lumbergh, suffer.

Not on the bgo list, but another film that certainly shows how much pressure a manager can put on someone is Anger Management, the 2003 comedy hit starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. Sandler plays the part of Dave Buznik, who has anger management issues thanks to being de-bagged as a kid, when he was about to give a girl his first kiss. Everyone makes Dave angry, but especially his abusive boss Frank, who always takes the credit for the hard work that Dave does.

jack nicholson working his look for bad day at work movie 2015

Photo Source by TRF_Mr_Hyde

The film is a great one to watch for anyone who ever flashes to anger. Dave spends his days getting mad over nothing, so his girlfriend decides to take extreme actions to get him to deal with his anger issues with the help of anger management consultant, Buddy Rydell, expertly played by Nicholson. During his treatment, Dave finally gets to tell his boss what he thinks of him and smashes up his office with a golf club at the same time.

It is the kind of fantasy that anyone with a domineering boss or manager might have, but never actually carry out in reality. Watching a fictionalized version of what you would like to do, though, can still cheer you up!

Movies
@movietvtechgeek

Jackie Warner is the go to person for all types of reviews at Movie TV Tech Geeks News. She's also the lucky one to get to test all of our Cool Stuff Tech and Toys for review.

More in Movies

beach rats melanie lynsky and elijah wood win 2017 sundance awards images

‘Beach Rats,’ Melanie Lynsky and Elijah Wood win 2017 Sundance awards

George CandoJanuary 29, 2017
2017 sundance film festival awards as they happened images

2017 Sundance Film Festival awards as they happened

MTTG StaffJanuary 29, 2017
day 9 incredible jessica james closes sundance with gook 2017 images

‘Incredible Jessica James’ closes Sundance Film Festival with ‘Gook’

George CandoJanuary 28, 2017
sundance embraces female filmmakers unlike the real world 2017 images

Sundance embraces female filmmakers unlike the real world

George CandoJanuary 28, 2017
sundance day 7 wounds queer perspective plus thoroughbred sidney hall hot picks 2017 images

Sundance Day 8 ‘Wound’s’ queer perspective plus ‘Throughbred,’ ‘Sidney Hall’

George CandoJanuary 27, 2017
sundance day 7 ingrid goes west icarus walking out heat up 2017 images

Sundance Day 7: ‘Ingrid Goes West,’ ‘Icarus,’ ‘Walking Out’ stand out

George CandoJanuary 26, 2017
Cate Blanchetts Manifesto, New Radical  Burning Sands intensify day 6 sundance 2017 images

Cate Blanchett’s ‘Manifesto,’ ‘New Radical,’ ‘Burning Sands’ intensify day 6 Sundance

George CandoJanuary 25, 2017
gritty beach rats spirited pattie cake$ mark sundance film festival day 4 2017 images

Gritty ‘Beach Rats,’ spirited ‘Patti Cake$’ mark Sundance Film Festival Day 5

Shanka CherylJanuary 24, 2017
sundance film festival a ghost story and to the bone hit home 2017 images

Sundance Film Festival ‘A Ghost Story and ‘To the Bone’ hit home on Day 4

George CandoJanuary 23, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription