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13 June, 2007

Retro Movie Review: Office Space


My eyes were truly awakened last year when I got around to watching this movie. I hadn't heard much about it at all I just knew I'd just been told that I would enjoy it and that I'd better watch it soon so that people could quote it at me. Office Space, although made in 1999 still rang very true to me. I was in a cycle of working in mostly pointless office jobs with incompetent, under trained and undereducated bosses wondering to myself how everyone else could stand it. No-one else seemed to be having the same problems as me and would often be baffled when I frequently moaned about my issues. After watching this movie I a) laughed hard and b) felt at some peace that I wasn't the only one going through the same experience. I felt like someone had filmed my life for the past 2 years and made it into a movie. All except the going to prison part and burning building. Oh and I didn't jump on a printer in a field. Though I wish I had of now. Anyway, this is a tremendous film that summarizes the boredom and frustration that is working in an office perfectly and is just an enjoyable movie to sit back and let it play. I would say this is Gary Cole at his finest and even Jennifer Aniston does a good job.


Rating: 8/10

Comments: Even if you don't work in an office see this. Look out for Mike Judge.

4 comments:

RedZeppelin said...

The printer assault in the field is one of the funniest single scenes in movie history.

KRR said...

Hmmm I seem to recall you receiving the DVD as a lovely gift from a lovely person and you commenting that someone was trying to force you to watch it :P I think I'm going to need you to sumbit a TPS report on the situation ... don't forget the cover sheet!

All Click said...

If you could re-send me the memo, that would be great :-p

KRR said...

I'll resend it as soon as I find my stapler ... my red stapler is missing ... someone took my red swingline stapler ... when they switched to boston staplers I kept my swingline and I want it back or I'll set the building on fire.