CLOCKWATCHERS is about making your mark in society. It's about finding your niche and making your dreams come true. And its about surviving when they don't. Everyone has to make ends meet as they bide their time for their dreams to come true. Iris (Toni Collette), Margaret (Parker Posey), Paula (Lisa Kudrow) and Jane (Alanna Ubach) are temps working for Global Credit. They watch the clock as it ticks, ticks, ticks. And it seems like hours, but only seconds have passed. Paula hopes to escape her situation by becoming an actress. Margaret just wants to work her way to the top and no longer be a temp. Jane hopes for happiness in marriage. And Iris is just content to let life happen around her. How these four women get through each day is sure to raise more than a few laughs. CLOCKWATCHERS is sad and hilarious all at the same time. And it is sure to bring back job memories some viewers would rather forget. All in all, it proves to be a story of women and their struggles to find happiness and self-worth. But the problem is they never do. Margaret ends up getting blamed for stealing and loses her job. Paula never does become an actress. Jane does marry, but her husband is a cheat and Iris finds that even if she wants to leave Global Credit, no other company wants her.
CLOCKWATCHERS receives a negative rating because of crude, obscene and profane. Paula does talk of being intimate with an older man. And later she thinks she is pregnant, but later finds out that she isn't. In another scene, Margaret implies that she is going to smoke marijuana while one of her co-workers sits and sniffs markers. CLOCKWATCHERS has the potential to be a great film that will keep it's viewers chuckling all the way home. However, because of the brief nudity and the unacceptable language, discerning viewers will want to avoid it.
Artistic License Films, 250 West 57th Street, #606, New York, NY 10107
Many (13) times - Mild 6, Moderate 7
Many (11) times - f-word 1, s-word 6, other 4
Many (16) times - Regular 8 (J, G, G-d), Exclamatory 8
Once ( image on coffee cup shows full frontal female nudity from the waist down)
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog:
Few times (Paula gets a hickey on her neck, one reference to intercourse, Paula bumps into the back of a guy intentionally)
Smoking, alcohol, marijuana, sniffing markers
Paula possibly pregnant and not married, women go to a palm reader for fun--predictions not taken seriously; Jane steals whiskey glasses from bar
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