Office Killer (1997)

Directed by Cindy Sherman.  Written by Sherman, Elise MacAdam, Todd Haynes and Tom Kalin.  Starring Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Imperioli, Alice Drummond, Barbara Sukowa, David Thornton and Mike Hodge.

Plot: a mousy office worker with a sordid past, accidentally kills a co-worker and finds it solves a lot of her problems.

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The movie starts in a very playful way.  It’s a dark comedy, but it’s a comedy.  I even felt bad for Doreen (Kane) in the beginning of the movie, but that all went away about half way thru the movie.  See, everyone working at this magazine either doesn’t know who Doreen is or they are flat out mean to her.  She also lives with an over-bearing mother, which I totally understand.  But then, when Doreen accidentally kills the first co-worker, she brings his body home and props it up in the basement.

Soon, there’s many more bodies in the basement.  She eats with them.  Watches TV with them.  Talks to them.  And the sad part is that some of the bodies belong to people she had no business killing.  So, her motive points and the rules both go out the window.  She’s a frickin’ psycho and that’s what it boils down to.

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Not sure why we kept watching.  It was a waste of our time.  Maybe we watched it so that you don’t have to.  There was good direction though.  Good music, too.  And the acting was killer – pun intended – we’re just not sure why they all agreed to be in this movie.

Our score: 25.

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