#GlengarryGlenRoss – Review – #ThrowbackThursday

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Glengarry Glen Ross – Budget of $12.5 million – 1 hour and 40 minutes

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Real Estate salesmen Sheldon, George, and Dave wait for their boss John and VP of Rio Rancho Blake to come out of John’s office to make an announcement. After a few moments, Blake tells them they have the worst numbers in the company. So in order to get the Glengarry leads (the best leads), they must outsell the other salesmen. The first place earner will get a car and the leads. The second place earner will get a set of steak] knives. The third-place earner will get a pink slip. The men are livid because their leads are old, crazy, broke, or outdated. They don’t believe they could ever make a sell. They are also mad cause another salesman Roma isn’t there. Roma is the current top earner in their region and an obvious winner. Sheldon is on a losing streak and begs for the top leads. George just doesn’t understand why they have to fight for good leads. Dave is sick of the company and wants to steal the leads and sell them. Roma just wants to get the next sale. However, the next morning the leads, phones, and contracts are gone after a robbery. Now with each man having a motive, they are investigated to find the culprit.

Based on a play, this is a movie for anyone who has ever been on the edge of losing their job.  These men express the sheer panic of not knowing what’s next but each for different reasons.  Sheldon has a sick daughter, Romo has never lost, George hates competition, and Dave hates change.  So this shake-up is unwelcome by everyone.  However, it is up to the viewer to realize who is really pulling the strings in this puppet show.  While it may not be evident at first, the reveal of cold calculating cunningness will leave you amazed and disgusted.  Even though this reveal is memorable, it’s a long slow build to get there.  It’s easy to let your mind drifted off.  This is where most plays fall short of their film adaptations.  So watch this when you truly have time.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

Oh, Have I got your attention now – Blake

Then go home – John

I need those leads and I need them now or I’m out – Sheldon

It;s not right to the customers – George

When you die, you’re going regret the things you don’t do – Roma

They should check if were insured – Dave

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