RE: Andy Richter (1) and Techwr-l the Movie (2)

Subject: RE: Andy Richter (1) and Techwr-l the Movie (2)
From: "Wilcox, Rose (ZB5646)" <Rose -dot- Wilcox -at- pinnaclewest -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 17:39:08 -0700

Pat Glass Wrote:
By the way, for the Techwr-l movie, I like Kathy Bates for me, in one of
her crazier roles (maybe Rat Race), except that I'm taller (5'11").

Ohmigawd, I was going to say Kathy Bates to play me. That is the actress my
daughter thinks I look like.

I was going to call my movie, "Rosie Wilcox Rules the Universe"... but....

No it's really "Midnight from the Clean and Sober Edge "....

Anyway, it stars a recovering drug addict, who gets employed as a
"Documentation Manager" in a small corporation in Phoenix Arizona. As she
attempts to gain control over her fragile recovery, she is beset by the
normal, everyday bugaboos that haunt the corporate drones. In her spare
time, she creates a small zine focusing on dark, noirish science fiction.
Her boss, played by Bill Murray, harries her with meaningless trivialities
and impossible deadlines. A trio of developers (played by Seth Green,
Thomas Link, and Danny Strong) oppose her every move for better quality
documentation and entertain themselves with sarcasm at her expense.

Flashing in and out of her self-obsessive inner world, and fighting a
growing sense of depression and despair, she befriends a recovering
alcoholic "Quality Analyst" played by Christine Baranski and they end up in
the parking lot of the local Kmart, buying crack from an out-of-work
"Project Manager" played by Ben Stiller.

She tries to get clean again, and begins dating a "Developer" named Cody,
who is played by Michael Keaten. Her boss requires her to copy her
documentation from a Major Corporation's manual, and she begins a combative,
futile, and career-wrecking series of political moves abetted by the
"Quality Analyst" (who is still smoking crack) and the "Release Manager" who
cameos as a witty, wise country gal (played by Dolly Parton).

When her boyfriends turns out to be cheating on her *and* doesn't return
review copies of her documents, it seems like she totters between her new
found sobriety and her desire to escape the reality of her sordid life.

In between scenes of her current despair we see memories of her childhood
(child self played by Michelle Trachtenberg), where her mother (played by
Carrie Fisher) trained her to diagram sentences, her college days where she
went to keggers and programmed COBOL on punch cards cheating for her best
friend (played by Queen Latifa), and her high-flying days as a "Technical
Consultant" where she got addicted to cocaine, high billing rates, and the
respect of her peers.

In the end, the "Quality Analyst" OD's in the main character's arms who
confesses that she has obtained access to the main documentation database
and destroyed all the documents and all the backups to revenge herself on
the Medium Corporation in Arizona for which they both worked.

The "Documentation Manager" goes to her office and cleans out her desk,
humming the theme from Caddyshack, and then drives off into the sunset in a
battered Toyota pickup with her dog (played by Happy from 7th Heaven) and
her cat (played by Salem Saberhagen).

Sorry about that...

Rose A. Wilcox
Project Office / Power Trading
Communication Specialist / Technical Writer
Rose -dot- Wilcox -at- PinnacleWest -dot- com

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