Also, the film is a textbook example of how to lead your audience away from the self-centered nature of most films and far too many lives. Note how many time in the opening scenes the filmmaker cuts away from a performer just as they are getting ready to make a big speech.
I'm looking forward to his new film, Out with the Family (2011). This may seem like The Office but Akel has greater sympathy for his characters and that makes all the difference.
Amiable character-driven workplace comedy provides some solid laughs, but never really reaches its potential. Comparisons to 'The Office' are unavoidable, as they are so similar in style - but even at 84 minutes it seems too long. Not a bad film, but with such a promising premise it should have been more engaging.