THE UNEMPLOYMENT BLOGATHON – Da Big Finish

Our goal was to do a no-holds-barred blogathon about unemployment in the movies. So let’s finish it up unashamedly naked as we present

Click here if you missed the blogathon entries from Day One. For this final day, click on the individual movie titles to read each blog’s entry about them.

A weekly poker game evolves into a mid-life crisis for two old friends (Bob Newhart and Gene Wilder) in Thursday’s Game, brought to you by Movie Movie Blog Blog II itself.

Outspoken and Freckled details how Doris Day is looking for employment and (to the chagrin of Cary Grant) something more, in That Touch of Mink.

It seems Kristen Wiig picked the wrong time to (a) lose her business and (b) help her best friend arrange her wedding. Moon in Gemini tells how it all works out in Bridesmaids.

Against all odds, the Joad family (including Henry Fonda) keeps looking for hope in the famous Depression-era story The Grapes of Wrath, as reviewed by Taking Up Room.

A teacher (Bette Davis) at an American girls’ school tells how she stirred up a, er, French revolution in All This, and Heaven Too. Pure Entertainment Preservation Society takes it point by point.

And lastly, what would one of our blogathons be without an ambitious trilogy contribution by Movierob? Here are his top choices for pink-slip movies:

* Albert Brooks’ dark comedy Lost in America;

* Michael Moore’s documentary with a difference, Capitalism: A Love Story; and

* Will Ferrell as an evicted divorcee in Everything Must Go.

Thanks to everyone who participated in our blogathon, either by writing for it or reading it. We wish you all very long and happy jobs and lives!

Finally, please allow one final indulgence from this blogathon. We have already arranged for a new blogathon to appear on Oct. 25, 2019, whose theme is the TV series “The Honeymooners.” Thus far, we have only three entrants in this ‘thon. You know this classic TV series is far more deserving of many worthy tributes. If you have any fans of “Honeymooners” or classic TV in your circle, please encourage them to contribute to this fun-based blogathon! Click on the banner below for more information and how to enter.

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