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Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Stephen Root
They might think some of the jokes are funny,
but you've got some swearing and adult humor.
Bring her along.
Nothing gratuitous, but some nudity.
A funny scene with a car crash.
Lots, if you get them.
The car crash, and most of the ways Peter tried
to get fired.
Peter asks his neighbor what he would do if he
had a million dollars. His answer is totally out of
Michael Rottenberg, Daniel Roppaport
"Office Space" is the kind of movie
you are either going to get or you're not. You're probably
going to get it if you've ever been in a job that you just
wanted to quit but couldn't, been at a job that you hated
your boss but dealt with it, or just looking for a movie
that may not win any cinematography awards, probably won't
get any acting awards, but just gives you some laughs. You
probably won't get office space if you love your job, have
always had a job you love, and can't relate to the
disgruntled office people out there the world today.
A Movie Review
"Office Space" tells the story of Peter (Ron Livingston),
a computer programmer stuck in a mundane job that he never
really cared about. He has some co-workers who are too
cheery, a couple of other disgruntled programmers to hang
out with, and a pain in the ass boss who makes him come in
on weekends. He's infatuated with a dudette (Joanna, played
by Jennifer Aniston) who also hates her job, but he won't
ask her out because he thinks he can still get back together
with his old girlfriend. One day, to please his girlfriend,
he goes to see a hypno-therapist, and when the hypnotist
dies while he's in session, Peter's life changes. And thus
comes the part of the movie that every person who hates
their job wishes they had the guts to do at work.
He does things like ignore his boss, park in the boss'
parking place, knock down his cubicle wall so he can see out
the window, and with the help of his to co-workers who are
getting laid off, they attempt to embezzle money from the
company straight out, and they admit this, of the movie
"Superman 3," by taking fractions of pennies from company
bank transactions and putting them into their own bank
The jokes in this movie are about the dreams of every
disgruntled worker, wishes he could quit, but doesn't. Peter
does the things you only wish you could and he gets
promoted, while his co-workers who work their butts off
everyday, wind up getting laid off. Intertwined is the love
interest in Jennifer Aniston, which doesn't serve too much
of a purpose except, that, well, it's Jennifer Aniston.
The budget in this movie couldn't have been very big,
because if it was they sure didn't spend the money on the
sets. The cinematography isn't that great, the acting could
be a little bit better, but the jokes are there, and if you
think you can relate at all to Peter's character, you'll
probably enjoy the film. You'll feel sorry for Milton
(most-excellently played by Stephen Root), a co-worker
pushed around by the boss, you'll laugh at the Michael
Bolton jokes, and if you didn't need a paycheck next Friday,
this movie might even give you the inspiration to skip going
into work on Saturday.
Sometimes a movie doesn't have to be beautiful because
sometimes all it needs to do is throw out simple jokes that
make you laugh. "Office Space" did that for me. I've been at
a couple of jobs like Peter's, and could relate to him and
also his co-workers. Maybe that's why I got it, and give the
film 3 ½ stars out of 5. If you looking for a thinking
movie, this isn't it, but if you looking for a movie that
gives you another idea about what to do if you had a million
dollars, Office Space might just do that.
That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right!