Waring Hudsucker, head of Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, his board of directors, led by Sidney Mussberger, come up with a plan to make a lot of money and appoint a moron to run the company and drive down stock prices.
When the stock falls low enough, Sidney and co. plan to buy the stock for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, and restore its fortunes.
They select Norville Barnes, who has just started working in the mail room. Norville doesn't quite have the drive to avoid running the company into the ground. Reporter Amy Archer suspects something begins an undercover investigation of Hudsucker Industries.
If you're looking for a fun movie with odd twists and humor, you'll get it here. This was not as far out as "Fargo" or as gross as "Evil Dead" and viewers get the opportunity to see the Coen Brothers and Sam Raimi in action without the violence, blood, and gore. First thing I thought is that this reminded me of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and it is along those lines with the main character rising to the top right away rather than halfway through the show.
The movie does have flaws, but it doesn't prevent anyone from enjoying it.
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