Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. United Kingdom/USA, 1997. Goldcrest Films International, John Flock Productions. Screenplay by Jill Sprecher, Karen Sprecher. Cinematography by Jim Denault. Produced by Gina Resnick. Music by Mader. Production Design by Pamela Marcotte. Costume Design by Edi Giguere. Film Editing by Stephen Mirrone. Toronto International Film Festival 1997.
Parker Posey, Lisa Kudrow, Alanna Ubach and Toni Collette all give strong performances as four temps working mundane office jobs. Each of them has goals they’re waiting to satisfy, except for Collette, who’s only temping because she can’t figure out what she really wants to do with her life. Trouble comes when someone starts stealing items from the office and ignorant suspicion falls on the temps. A comedy with an innocent little whodunit thrown in the middle, Jill Sprecher’s directorial debut is one of the freshest and most promising of the year.