Exploitation

Office Space (1999)

Office Space (1999)This time I wanted to cut away from the usual “hard to find” movies that I like to review for a cult classic: Office Space.

This is not your usual B movie but was surely not destined to the fame it gained over the recent years. It can be summarised in this quote: “Work Sucks”, I know it, you know it, basically we all do.

So what is so special about this movie? Well, if I tell you that the director, Mike Judge, made his debuts at Beavis and Butt-head Do America in 1996, so you have a good idea of the kind of jokes you will find in this hilarious movie, from the opening scene to the end credit it is just fun fun fun, a must have for anyone that has ever been a white collar or simply like to make fun of them and if you happen to work in or near an IT department then it should be on Santa’s list.

It's my red staplerIn a few words, when Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston),a programmer at Initech, a software company where the boss could be called Dick, the co-workers are either slaves or back stabbers goes for hypnosis to relax and forget about responsabilities things go wrong (kind off) since he gets stuck in a “I don’t care about anything” state. Get it, watch it again and again, it never gets old and as Peterrs’s boss says: That would
be Greeeat.

Cast

Ron Livingston … Peter Gibbons

Jennifer Aniston … Joanna

David Herman … Michael Bolton

Ajay Naidu … Samir Nagheenanajar

Diedrich Bader … Lawrence

Stephen Root … Milton Waddams

Gary Cole … Bill Lumbergh

Directed By … Mike Judge

Fact

After the movie became a cult item, Mike Judge was offered a chance to make a sequel called “Office Space 2: Still Renting”. But Judge said that he had been through enough anguish over the first one that he didn’t want to put himself through the experience again.

Trailer

Get The Movie

Skooal