Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy Trail(er)s: Picture Perfect

I had to put this trailer here because it didn't fit anywhere else. What really got me was the plot description on the Youtube page:
Kate Mosley (Jennifer Aniston) is having difficulty getting ahead in her career because her boss believes that only married employees deserve promotions. To get the position she's earned, Kate pretends to be engaged to Nick (Jay Mohr), a man she recently met at a friend's wedding. In the beginning, her plan works perfectly, securing a promotion and helping her catch the eye of a coworker (Kevin Bacon), who only dates women who are already in relationships. But, when Nick reveals that he is falling in love with Kate for real, she'll have to reevaluate her priorities and decide if she is meant for true love.

Now the trailer - which is kind of terrible - doesn't mention the work problems, which is what I want to focus on. How does a professional woman in 1997 invent a fiancé to get ahead? Why not simply file a discrimination suit in court and lodge a complaint with her state's department of labor?

If you've got a college degree, you should know that it's totally illegal to favor or punish employees on the basis of things like gender, orientation, religion, age, and marital status. It's one hell of a stretch and I know that romantic comedy are based on crazier oversights, but still...

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