quite a decent film with a good plot, nice acting and decent dialogue. It's quite cynical and seems to display a contempt for marriage and the stresses it and kids places on relationships. There are some interesting plot twists and character developments that I didn't see coming. Very funny but also quite dark in parts. I liked it a lot. It's quite a quirky little number that sticks with you if you stick with it.
I liked it as a workplace comedy. Over the top, for sure, but it kept my interest in its wackiness. In a movie world of sameness, this stood out as different without crossing the line into prurience or exploitation. How people cope in an office environment and the decisive role that managers play was something I related to and found interesting.
Price Check never successfully makes the shift into a higher-stakes scenario, and the chief culprit is a detour to Los Angeles. The tension between Susan and Pete suddenly lapses into a far more conventional direction.
Once Price Check darkens, it loses its comic footing, along with its nerve, and becomes a wishy-washy potpourri of elements that fail to mesh: backing away from its satirical potential, it sputters toward an evasive and unsatisfying ending. Ms. Posey, however, blithely sails above the fray.
Mabius is understated and sympathetic as a guy who makes some dickish choices, and Susan, played by anyone else, might be a completely unrelatable force of nature. Although Posey renders Susan's instability and dominance with gusto, the character's vulnerability and pain are manifest.
Middle class family, job, promotion, stress free life, and fall and rise.
I agree with the majority that this is not the best film, but not bad either. The problem with it was the slow start and slow middle part, but the final act was so good. When I was watching it, I did not think I would rate it decently. I changed my mind after seeing the final few minutes and how it all ended.
The film focused on a middle class family man who is working in a supermarket chain. But this is particularly about him and his boss. After he declined the top position in the office to lead a stress free normal life, his new boss who gets close to him for his good character. That complicates him, between office and family. When a big opportunity knocks, followed by a roadblock, what happened after that was covered in the remaining narration.
Basically, the whole film was concentrated between two plus one character and occasionally supporting cast. As the poster hint, it's not Parker Posey's film, she was only part of it and a famous name among the cast. Though, actors like Amt Schumer and others are in small roles. So the performances were good, with the decent storyline. This is not a famous film, I don't think many had seen it or heard of it. It was more like a television film, the quality wise, especially for the holiday season. I Think it can be watched once with a low expectation, particularly the comedy parts.
Price Check starts off as workplace comedy, then as movie goes on it turns more into relationship drama. In the end what what it has left is bit of mix-and-match of both, yet neither working that well. On positive side the roles are carried out well by the actors.
All the right pieces are in place but the potential remains just that. Overzealous, manic, marginally bearable department head transfers into an new setting and runs wild with a marginally implementable profit plan designed to shake up the marketing position of this supermarket chain. Unfortunately, the comedy shifts midstream into a drama & ultimately does neither genre well enough to leave its mark in either one. But the 1st 45 minutes are great entertainment.