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Nothing could be further from the truth.
This is the role Carol Kane has been waiting for all her life, after getting relegated to B and C roles in everything from the "Stranger Calls" series to the newly released "Jawbreaker". She gleams with an eerie intensity as seemingly mousy copywriter Doreen Douglas, whose downsizing to a part-time, work at home position, is just the catalyst she needs to plunge into the abyss of madness. For Doreen, her job IS her life, and when it's taken away, she takes steps to ensure her life doesn't leave quietly. "Office Killer" comes at a time when working at home is becoming more and more common place, and with it, the detachment inherent is bound to affect those who have little else going on in their lives. Kane's Doreen makes sure that if she can't be with her co-workers, they can sure be with her, under any circumstances.
Tripplehorn turns in an appropriately plastic performance as the nice-girl-turned-climber and Ringwald chews the scenery as a bitchy writer who seems to be the only one to recognize Kane's increasingly bizarre behavior. Only Barbara Sukowa, as the managing editor, turns in a way way over the top turn, that is grating in it's staginess.
The most gruesome scenes here are almost borderline funny, which sounds sick, I know.Read more ›
No matter how fun this movie looks do not try this at home. And no, this is not what is meant by downsizing.
Dorine (Carol Kane) is working for a publisher that is about to downsize the office. The office is sort of dysfunctional anyway. Her character is more in line with Milton Waddams `Office Space' (1999). There may be a sub plot to this. Mean while it seems that everyone involved with making Dorine uncomfortable is invited to stay at her place. FOREVER.
So get out the sticky tape and popcorn to watch this one.
Only Molly Ringwald as the bitchy coworker gives more than a passing performance; Jeanne Tripplehorn almost makes it, but the rest of the cast, well...
Anyway, this is NOT a pleasant movie, and along with CHRISTINA'S HOUSE gives further credence to the ban on door to door selling.
Worth a rent just to see Kane's killer performance!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this send up of office horror! It's a good exploration of the genre.Not the best movie I have watched but entertaining enough.Published on August 31, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Carol Kane and Molly Ringwald shine in this office horror-comedy. Doreen (Carol Kane) is the office mouse. She is bright, efficient, and a social recluse. Read morePublished on November 9, 2012 by The Movie Guy
A sick movie made by sick people for sick people (I guess I am in the category too since I was stupid enough to watch the whole thing. When it ended I felt sickened by it.)Published on September 10, 2012 by Philos
I enjoyed this film so much. And the key to enjoying it is to get rid of any preconceived ideas of what a horror film should be like. Read morePublished on March 18, 2006 by Alberto Pedroso
A real gem from Cindy Sherman's creepier side.
Stellar casting! Molly Ringwald is stunning! Carol Kane is classic! Read more
Sick and twisted are the best words that I can use to descibe a movie in which the murders of two little girls are done for laughs. There was not one redeeming part to this film. Read morePublished on November 7, 2002
THE COMPLEXITY AND ODD LOOK OF CAROL KANE MAKE THIS MOVIE WHAT IT IS. NOT ONLY WILL YOU FIND YOURSELF LAUGHING, BUT IT MAY SCARE YOU A LITTLE ALSO. Read morePublished on September 14, 2002 by John D. Seneca
Dorine is a lonely old woman who works for a modern-age magazine company that's just brushing up with the changing times in cutting edge technology. Read morePublished on August 11, 2000 by Video_Connoisseur
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