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How 'Magic Mike XXL,' 'Tangerine' and 'Trainwreck' put work life at the forefront

How 'Magic Mike XXL,' 'Tangerine' and 'Trainwreck' put work life at the forefront

"Out here, it is all about our hustle." These words are spoken in the opening scene of "Tangerine." The story of two transgender street-level sex workers, the film remains keenly aware of the importance of work and money. In that scene, the two share a single doughnut because that's all they can afford. But far too often in American movies, work life is reduced to some ill-defined environment from which long lunch breaks or afternoons off can be taken. How often have you left a film and wondered, "What exactly did they do at that office?" INDIE FOCUS: Sign up for Mark Olsen's newsletter about film And yet there are movies — besides...

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