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When young, funny temp worker Josh Kornbluth accepts an offer to go perm at a popular San Franciscolaw office, his carefully unstructured, ambivalent, commitment-phobic lifestyle begins to unravel. Unable to complete the simple task of mailing 17 high-priority letters for his boss, Josh suddenly finds himself face-to-face with his unusually chipper co-workers and his inability to deal! Soon, when Josh's morning alarm rings, it's time for him to get up and 'fess up. Written and directed by talented newcomer-brothers Josh and Jacob Kornbluth, HAIKU TUNNEL is a hilarious, super-entertaining comedy about one man's struggle to survive the 9 to 5.
When office temp Josh Kornbluth (played, in semiautobiographical style, by Josh Kornbluth) is offered a permanent position as secretary for a high-powered attorney, his entire world begins to crumble. The psychological pressure of commitment proves almost too much to bear, leading him to delay mailing 17 very important letters--an oversight that forces him into an all-night adventure that is simultaneously petty and epic. Kornbluth has gained prominence in the world of solo performance, but this is a fully realized film (albeit one in which Kornbluth occasionally talks directly to the camera, offering amusing commentary) that vividly captures the insidious anxiety that office work can inspire. Kornbluth's plump face is engaging; you'll find yourself oddly touched (and a little appalled) by his self-destructive behavior. Haiku Tunnel is a strong contribution to the expanding subgenre of office comedies. --Bret Fetzer
Eccentric, eclectic humor. Fun to watch. Everybody stays in character, the story has a logic too it, and the whole thing has plausible deniability. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SC
Smart, well written & poignant to anyone who's ever been on the low rung of office hierarchy.Published 4 months ago by A Burnikel
I love this movie and got the chance to watch it again with a good friend last week. It'd been so long since I watched it and there are so many elements to this movie that make it... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lisbeth Mizula
I was trying to get this from Netflix forEVER and finally decided it's a good enough movie I'd better buy it. At six bucks this is a steal. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bonnie Guillotine
Enjoyed this film the first time around. Just shared it with an attorney friend who also enjoyed it this season. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Karen C
This is a charming, clever and funny movie. Very enjoyable. If you like offbeat comedy, you will enjoy this film.Published 16 months ago by An interested party
It's a great movie, and I would recommend it to anyone, but especially those paper pushing job type folks who can definitely relate to this. Read morePublished 20 months ago by David
It is still funny today if you've ever temped. If you are a writer/actor, I think you'll get it, other folks...I'm not so sure.Published 23 months ago by Bobbie M.