Release:
1 april 2014
Director:
Michael Walker
Cast:
Parker Posey (For Your Consideration, Superman Returns, The Oh in Ohio)
Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty, Resident Evil)
Annie Parisse (Definitely, Maybe, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, National Treasure)
Josh Pais (Arbitrage, Phone Booth, The Station Agent)
Genre:
Comedy
Drama
Romantic Comedy
Year: 2012
A Première TV Distribution Release

Price Check


SYNOPSIS

Pete Cozy has found himself a house in the suburbs and a job in the pricing department of a middling supermarket chain. Pete's job allows him to spend quality time with his wife and young son and, despite the fact that they are drowning in debts, they appear happy. Everything changes when Pete gets a new boss, the beautiful, high powered, fast talking Susan Felders. With Susan's influence, Pete finds himself on the executive track. Something that both surprises and excites him. The more his salary increases, the more he has to perform at work... and the less time he gets to spend with his family. At the same time, his relationship with his boss begins to cross the line of professional etiquette. Both become enamored with one another – creating tension in the workplace and in his personal home life. PRICE CHECK is a smart and honest comedy that examines who we think we are and what we're willing to do for the life we think we deserve.


REVIEWS

  • Variety: Parker Posey grabs the role of marginally psychotic supermarket schemer Susan Felders and squeezes it like an overripe organic cantaloupe. A terrific showcase for indie princess Posey, leading a topnotch cast. Its graceful swing from giddy to sobering could appeal to a wide-ranging audience.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: A prime example of the type of well-produced, smartly cast independent features that Sundance has been helping launch into the theatrical marketplace over the past few years.
  • Latimes.com: Writer-director Michael Walker keeps a firm grip on his smart material, offering up big laughs, lots of recognizable behavior and, in the end, a wistful glimpse at life's inevitable priorities.
  • Nypost.com: A hilarious Parker Posey provides her customary blast of brittle energy in 'Price Check,' an engaging corporate comedy.
  • NYTimes.com: The indie film goddess Parker Posey cuts a ferociously funny swath through Michael Walker's 'Price Check'. With its portrait of a passive-aggressive staff under the thumb of a slightly loony boss, 'Price Check' is similar to 'The Office,' though it has a sharper bite and shows a keener awareness of recession-era anxieties.
  • Slantmagazine.com: Urgent, persuasive, and funny. The film's talented troupe members make a convincing, bizarro staff, exploiting the airless setting with continuous laugh-out-loud results. And front and center, of course, is one faithfully avid comedienne, whose mercurial performance is a picture of multi-tasking.
  • JoBlo.com: The actors are strong and have palpable chemistry. Posey can do faux-happy bordering on dementia like no one else, and as mentioned before, this is the role she was born to play.
  • FilmDilettante.com: For it's outrageously funny situations, Parker Posey's dead-on performance, a full comic cast in the tradition of The Office, and a provocative subject matter, I rate Price Check three out of four cappuccinos.
  • Blu-ray.com: Guided by a fireball performance from Parker Posey, 'Price Check' is uncomfortable to watch in all the good ways, finding authenticity from an ugly situation, while working through 'Office Space' particulars with a sly sense of humor and an appreciation for the humiliation and anxiety of an exhaustive 9-5 life.
  • EntertainmentWeekly.com: Posey, her attention divided up into slivers, is funny as hell, but she's also terrifying in her evocation of a kind of moment-to-moment PowerPoint existence.
  • TVGuide.com: Price Check makes its unstable employer a woman, and with Parker Posey in the lead, the character is also quite funny and multidimensional for all of her abundant flaws.

AWARDS

  • Offical Nomination Sundance 2012

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