Welcome to the Jungle
Not your typical day at the office.
Year of release: 2012
Director: Rob Meltzer
Cast: Adam Brody, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Huebel, Kristen Schaal, Megan Boone, Eric Edelstein, Dennis Haysbert
Producers: Justin Kanew, Luillo Ruiz
Writer: Jeff Kauffmann
Synopsis: Adam Brody plays Chris, an ex-boy scout who is a weakling in his workplace and regularly bullied by Phil (Rob Huebel). When the whole office is sent on a wilderness retreat in an excruciating team building exercise headed up by unhinged ex marine “Storm” (Jean-Claude van Damme), Storm is promptly attacked by a wild cougar, Phil assumes leadership, and chaos quickly follows. It’s up to Chris to man up and release his inner beast… or they may be stuck there forever.
In the spirit of “lost in the wilderness” comedies such as Tropic Thunder and Without a Paddle, and workplace comedies like Employee of the Month and Waiting… Throw in the warm wit of Apatow and Welcome to the Jungle is a rare beast in today’s market. A comedy that delivers on the laughs – both the high and the lowbrow.