9 to 5

Director: Colin Higgins
Year Released: 1980
Rating: 2.0

Recent divorcee Judy (Jane Fonda) takes a job as a secretary at Consolidated Companies, Inc. and quickly forms a bond with coworkers Violet (Lily Tomlin) and Doralee (Dolly Parton) over their mutual hatred for their contemptable boss Franklin Hart Jr. (Dabney Coleman); they fantasize (while high on pot) about creative ways of killing him ... only for Violent to mistakenly put rat poison in his coffee the next day and for him to go to the emergency room.  It's a lot of female bonding and lightheartedness at the beginning, but slips considerably when it turns to hospital hijinks, stealing a corpse (which just so happens to be the wrong one) and then actual kidnapping: no matter how much of an egotistical "bigot" your supervisor is at work - and I can tell you from experience I've had a few - there is no justifiable reason to resort to physical or emotional torture ... as tempting as it is.  In its defense, it does make solid points regarding office reform that are still (depressingly) relevant today: the establishment of a daycare for employees with little children, flexible hours and the ability to decorate your desk are the least wealthy corporations can do in exchange for your labor.