A first-person documentary about a real-life bummer, Fired! finds actress Annabelle Gurwitch sorting through the phenomenon of losing a job.
The impetus for this search?
Gurwitch was cast in a Woody Allen play, only to be fired by Allen after rehearsals began.
This showbiz stubbed toe inspires Gurwitch to go to Michael Moore on the subject, only cuter and much more pleasant.
She solicits anecdotes from a large pool of comedy buddies, including David Cross, Tim Allen, Sarah Silverman, and Jeff Garlin, and she includes clips from a comedy concert where stand-ups recount their worst job experiences.
These are generally pretty funny-!
Gurwitch also travels to Lansing, Michigan, interviewing auto workers about their tenuous relationship with a big car company.
Surprisingly, she also gets an interview out of former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich--which turns out to be not so surprising when Reich wonders if Gurwitch could maybe help out his son, who's also in show business.