Saturday, 28 February 2009

Class Struggle 101, with Professors Zellweger and Connick

On every protest there's someone who earnestly believes that if they can just get everyone to come with them they can storm the palace RIGHT NOW! Regardless of whether the Queen is at home, the protest is in London, or they're talking to a cat at the time.

For some reason, a class warrior from the other side of the divide has been allowed to make a movie that shares similar wild optimism and grasp of the political reality of the situation.

Lucy Hill (Renee Zellweger) is a high achiever shooting to become a Vice President. To show the President that she has the ability, she takes an assignment to restructure one of their small manufacturing plants in Minnesota. From the high life in Miami to the bitter cold, snow, and icy roads, Lucy must endure these hardships to succeed. Lucy is treated as an outsider when she arrives, and the locals give her a week before she leaves. Lucy is a fighter and wants to win. She meets Ted Mitchell (Harry Connick, Jr.) who is the union representative. At first, she has some conflicts with the workers, but soon they begin to accept her. The new product line is a bust, and she is ordered to close the plant and fire everyone. However, she has a better idea of making money for the company and saving everybody's job. Along the way, she finds something she didn't know she was looking for - "Love".

Honestly, who is going to watch this and come out saying 'why can't we all just get along, like lovely Renee and Mr Connick?'

Anyone able to give a detailed answer to the above question is requested to avail themselves of a boltgun, locate the necessary residences and do the right thing.

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