Some 20 years ago I watched an excellent movie that I now have only a few memories of.
A young man in his 30s becomes the new CEO or a high-ranking manager of a company, but he is too nice and kind so he struggles to make an impact. The old guard at the company disrespects him, new employees are afraid to support him, so he becomes depressed as everyone takes him for a joke.
One night, he is at a bar and opens his heart to an old bartender who runs the place. The bartender decides to help him and starts advising him on what to do and how to behave. He tells the manager first to fire or move to other subsidiaries many of the older employees so they will no longer be a thorn in his side, and also to promote many of the newer employees so that he will have a huge number of loyal and grateful people working for him.
There is also a scene that is etched on my memory. One of the main troublemakers for the manager is an older man who was maybe overlooked for a promotion when the protagonist was hired, but he still runs the company from the shadows and undermines the manager. He has a beautiful mistress, a girl who is maybe his secretary and also his lover. There is one scene where they are at his mansion and are in the pool. The older guy tells her he loves her, she replies that he loves the sex with her and the crazy stuff she does to him, not her.
I am mentioning this because when the bartender instructs the manager to fire/move on the troublemakers, the older guy is given his marching orders, but so is the girl. However, at a company party, where many of the promoted employees have gathered, she shows up determined to keep her job. She waits until the manager goes to the restroom and follows him in. She starts coming on to him, and pretty soon she’s kissing him and she climbs on top as he sits on the toilet. I remember that she asks him: “Do you want me?” repeatedly as she kisses him, and when he finally says: “Yes,” she stops and says: “Then don’t let them fire me,” and walks out. I am not sure about the exact words she uses when she demands that he saves her job, but I am certain she asks him twice if he wants her and then stops kissing him and tells him to save her job. I do not remember what happens afterwards.
Sadly, I don’t remember the actors’ names or anything like that, but if I watched that movie circa 20 years ago, my best guess is it was made in the 90s.
If anyone is familiar with it, I would really appreciate any help.