“I used to be a waiter in New York,” mused Charlie Day at the after-screening bash at The Colony. “People weren’t very nice. It wasn’t a nice job.”
Director Seth Gordon said the preem provided him with a reminder of why he got into the business in the first place. “I became a director because I’d had horrible bosses and I didn’t want to answer to a lot of people,” he added.
Screenwriter Jonathan Goldstein recalled that he’d joined a law firm in New York in 1995 and found himself surrounded by horrible bosses.
“They had a lot of power over my life, ruining my weekends, and they were horrible people,” he noted. “I quit on my birthday in 1998 as a present to myself and came to Los Angeles without a job.”
New Line president of production Richard Brener allowed that he’s perhaps the exception. “Toby Emmerich (New Line topper) is a great boss and the guy I worked for as a shoe salesman was a pretty good guy too,” he added.