Two Hundred Thousand Dirty

Two Hundred Thousand Dirty

Streaming Video - 2012
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Few things in life are more depressing than being stuck in a hopeless, dead-end job at a mattress store in a decaying urban strip mall. Native to this environment and products of outdated pop culture are Rob (Mark Greenfield) and Manny (Coolio), the unsuccessful, unrefined and uncouth sales force behind Affordable Mattress. The pair spend their days shifting around unsold inventory, taking smoke breaks, washing windows, and middling with employees from other stores in the strip mall. The story resembles a Bartleby of sorts, but absent Paul Scofield is the store's irritable manager Preston (Kenneth McGregor), who relieves his endless frustration with verbal abuse bluntly aimed at his miserable employees. How they remain employed is anyone's guess, which forms the parallel to the Herman Melville story. Desperate to improve sales, Preston hires a pretty woman named Isabelle (Roco̕ Verdejo) to help sell mattresses. Isabelle turns out to be just what the enterprise needs to stay afloat, and quickly makes friends with Manny, Rob and Martin (C. Clayton Blackwell), the dim-witted gift shop attendant who works next door.
Audience: NRA
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2012.
[United States] : Film Movement, 2012.
Characteristics: data file
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1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 89 min.)) : sound, color

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