The Sickie (2006)

Not Rated   |    |  Short

The Sickie (2006) Poster

When events at work prove too stressful for Douglas Knott, a diligent and extremely busy office manager, he decides to throw a sickie. Unfortunately, his attempts to enjoy a day off are ... See full summary »

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

20 January 2008 | MartinHafer
| Not bad--but a bit too short
This is a short film that can be seen on a DVD of award-winning shorts from around the world from the Film Movement Series. For several years now, Film Movement has been bringing out a yearly compilation of shorts in place of their usual monthly feature film release. This is from the January, 2008 collection.

This is a somewhat engaging story of an over-worked and under-appreciated office manager. The work is obviously quite tiring and his being seen as so invaluable takes its toll--as he seems ready to snap. However, when he pretends to be sick so he can rest and relax (something he surely deserves), he's just too uptight to do anything but compulse about his work.

There are several things I liked about the film. First, the guy they chose to play Douglas was a very quirky looking guy and the hair and expression helped to heighten this. Also, the main idea was clever. However, the film seemed a bit too short (which is often the case with many short films) and I would have liked to see the story hashed out more. Still, a decent effort and I'd like to see more from the people who made THE SICKIE.

Did You Know?


Plot Summary



Anna Chlumsky Reveals the Best Moment From "Veep"

"Veep" star Anna Chlumsky reminisces about the show and picks the Disney movie that always makes her cry during our Take 5 challenge.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on