the year: 2012
the genre: romedy
the cast: Jenna Fischer (Janice); Chris Messina (Tim); Malin Akerman (Jill); Rich Sommer (Brian); Topher Grace (Doug); Lucy Punch (Pauline)
the plot: Janice is out of work, living with her well-intentioned but overbearing sister Jill, and struggling to build a fulfilling life for herself. Tim is a street performer whose unique talents as a "living statue" don't exactly pay the bills. When they both get a job at the local zoo, their connection begins to blossom. Meantime, Jill pushes Janice to date the deluded, smarmy, self-help author, Doug Duncan. Will Jill's meddling ways threaten to undermine Janice's first real shot at love?
extra bonus points: if you don't want to punch Doug after 30 seconds.
listen for: "I once had a wool sweater. It was really itchy. I almost wore it when I was flying to London in first class for a book signing. I'm an author."
don't miss: when Janice goes postal on the guy who pokes the monkeys.
also listen for: “It only takes one person to make you feel special and valid and feel like you belong.”