While workplace comedies are usually best suited to the medium of television, film seems to be the place where restaurant-based humor really thrives. Connoisseurs of movies about the mundanely grueling lives of waiters would likely point to 2005’s Waiting… as the pinnacle of the subgenre, with a special citation for the sequences in Office Space that take place at Chotchkie’s. But now, with the forthcoming release of The Slammin’ Salmon, the Broken Lizard collective (Super Troopers, Beerfest) are putting their own stamp on the underrepresented genre. The film revolves around a group of waiters in a Miami-based restaurant called, you guessed it, the Slammin’ Salmon, who are involved in some high-jinks-laden contest to see which waiter can ring up the most sales during the course of one crazy night. It stars Michael Clarke Duncan and HIMYM’s Cobie Smulders alongside the regular cast of Broken Lizard regulars and looks to be another strong addition to the stoner-friendly BL canon. The film doesn’t have a distributor or a release date yet, but it will be making a splash at the Slamdance Film Festival later this month.
The Slammin’ Salmon Red Band Trailer [Collider]