Labor Day Films 2011

Here’s a list of films to watch this Labor Day. Just to let you all know, I purposely chose not to include Office Space on my list due to the fact that it is on everyone elses list.

 Citizen Kane (1941) Rated PG

Orson Welles reinvented movies at the age of 26 with this audacious biography of newspaper baron Charles Foster Kane, which, in essence, was a thinly veiled portrait of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. Welles’s complex and technically stunning film chronicles Kane’s rise from poverty to become one of America’s most influential men — and it’s considered one of the best movies ever made.

 The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Rated PG-13

After taking a job in the Big Apple as assistant to powerful fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, small-town girl Andrea Sachs is thrilled — until the magic wears off, and she’s left feeling battered and used. But at least she looks fabulous, right? Stanley Tucci, Adrian Grenier and Emily Blunt co-star in this big-screen adaption of Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel.

 In Good Company (2004) Rated PG-13

An ad sales rep, Dan, must take a junior position after a corporate shakedown. Worse, he now reports to a much younger boss, Carter, a business school grad who espouses a sales approach branded Synergy that’s at odds with Dan’s old-school style. Although they don’t see eye to eye, the two must get along, a mandate made more difficult when Carter becomes smitten with Dan’s daughter.

 Maid In Manhattan (2002) Rated PG-13

It’s love at first sight when Marissa and Christopher literally run into each other at a posh New York City hotel. The only problem? The fast-rising politician has mistaken Marissa for a hotel guest, when she’s actually one of the chambermaids. Can love conquer class warfare in this modern-day Cinderella tale?

 Nine to Five (1980) Rated PG

Judy, Violet and Doralee — fed up with their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” of a boss — entertain fantasies about revenge. But fantasy turns into reality when the women think they’ve inadvertently poisoned Mr. Hart’s coffee. To cover their tracks, they concoct an intricate ploy that turns the tables on the chief and shreds the patriarchal old boys’ network.

Synopsis by Netflix.

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