Doug Stauber is assistant manager at a chain of supermarkets. When his corporation decides to open up a new store near his home, he decides to apply for the position of manager which would bring him all kinds of benefits including a bigger pay that would see his dream of buying a house with his wife come true. When his boss tells him he’s the number one candidate for the position, it looks like nothing can go wrong anymore, but then Richard Wehlner shows up.
Richard was assistant manager at a Canadian supermarket that belongs to the same corporate chain and he’s moved to the US to give a new start to his life. As such, he too wants to apply for the position of manager. A fierce battle between the two starts…
Sound and Vision:
Nothing special to be said about the image and sound. Everything looks and sound as it should without being anything special.
The Promotion is promoted as a comedy and with Sean William Scott you may even expect slapstick a la American Pie or the likes. Don’t be fooled though, this movie brings comedy in a very subtle way and almost leans towards drama. The storyline as such is interesting to follow as the makers go into the psyche of the lead characters and the acting as such is also unexpectedly good. The Promotion therefore is a decent movie IF you set your expectations right.
If you expect slapstick it will be a major disappointment, if you expect a more psychological drama with some funny twists and focus on character development, then it’s definitely an interesting movie