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Film Info
Release Year:1997
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jill Sprecher
Cast:Toni Collette
Parker Posey
Lisa Kudrow
Alanna Ubach
Helen FitzGerald
Screenwriter:Jill Sprecher
Karen Sprecher


Set in a painfully beige office against a constant cacophony of ringing phones, Jill Sprecher’s debut feature is about a group of temp workers whose bond is strained by capitalism’s daily grind when objects in the workplace start to go missing. The workers navigate the small indignities of “office culture,” which Sprecher’s script (cowritten by her sister Karen) skewers incisively.


While she tries to determine her career goals, Iris (Toni Collette) becomes a temporary worker for Global Credit. There, all the regular employees ignore her, so she becomes friendly with three other temps: socializing actress Paula (Lisa Kudrow), conceited Jane (Alanna Ubach) and rebellious Margaret (Parker Posey). Though Margaret pines for a permanent job with the company, a rash of office thefts makes people suspicious of her, and Iris wonders whether or not to stand behind her new friend.