Celebrate National Fun at Work Day with these Movies
January 28th is National Fun at Work Day. Although going to work isn’t usually everyone’s idea of fun, we’re celebrating it by watching one of these workplace-related movies. (In your apartment or another place in Phoenix, after work, of course!) Read on for their summaries, from IMDb.com.
The Devil Wears Prada — Though not all about having “fun” at work, many of us can relate to having a difficult boss or coworker. In New York, the simple, naive, just-graduated-in-journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. The first assistant Emily advises Andrea about the behavior and preferences of their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helps Andrea to dress more adequately for the environment. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices.
Office Space — In this 1999 flick, three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss. The main character, Peter Gibbons, thanks to a hypnotic suggestion, decides not to go to work at the same time his company is laying people off. When layoffs affect his two best friends, they conspire to plant a virus that will embezzle money from the company into their account.
Working Girl — Tess McGill is a frustrated secretary, struggling to forge ahead in the world of big business in New York. She gets her chance when her boss breaks her leg on a skiing holiday. McGill takes advantage of her absence to push ahead with her career. She teams up with investment broker Jack Trainer to work on a big deal. The situation is complicated after the return of her boss.
We hope you enjoy these films and find some ways to have fun at work! Let us know if you have any other movies we should watch. Thanks for reading the Liv Ahwatukee blog!