“Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.” – Confucius.
We all dream of doing something that we love to do and getting paid for it. Some are lucky enough to have achieved it. Getting there can take a lot of dedication, whether it’s moving up in the ranks where you work, applying for another job in your field or changing careers completely. I’m going for a Jack Black double bill on this one which even reads dumb as I write it! Kung Fu Panda has many similarities to Rocky, but in essence it is about someone who has a dream that becomes a reality once they begin to believe in themselves and work hard. It also has some very funny moments and captures the good parts of Jack Black’s on screen persona. Likewise, in what I think will always be Jack Black’s most successful role, in School of Rock, musician and loser finds his forte when he fakes his way into a teaching position to pay some bills. School of Rock shows that if you have something that you are passionate about, but you are unfulfilled following that particular dream; maybe you just need to reassess and find another way to work in that field. It also has many laugh out loud funny moments and carries a message to the kids about expressing yourself without becoming schmaltzy.
One to watch: School of Rock
Further viewing: Kung Fu Panda; Working Girl; Citizen Kane; Jerry Maguire; The Devil Wears Prada; 9 to 5; Mr Mom; Big; The Secret of my Success, Office Space.
Avoid: Falling Down