Though it tries hard to be a quirky, upbeat romantic comedy, Greg Coolidge's "Employee of the Month" can only muster a few worthy laughs. The film, about a wholesale warehouse employee who tries to impress a woman by being named employee of the month, has a charming moment or two but falls short of producing any real heart or fun.
Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, and Dax Shepard star as the customer-service romantic triangle that finds both men jockeying for Simpson's attention. The stars generate some low-key charisma, but the story gives them little with which to work. Gags and comic set-pieces mostly fall flat, though the occasional guffaw is illicited.
"Employee of the Month" is a bland comedy that puts forth a solid effort to entertain. It may not achieve that goal, but it is not a total waste of time.