This 16 year old gem was not an immediate hit when it first came out.
Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead fame) wrote and directed this story about a young mans disillusionment with corporate life. Let us cut to the chase – if you have never worked in an office cube, with all the inter-office politics then this movie will simply fly over your head. Let me save you some time, keep on going, nothing for you to see here.
If however, you have indeed been in that environment then you will find this painfully funny. Why painfully? Because you will realize just how futile and petty and darn right childish your daily struggles with office politics are when they are transposed onto the screen.
And this is the genius of this movie. When you see the whole story line of Milton and his stapler you will instantly identify with at least one person in your office to which this will apply to and you will find yourself howling at the guilty pleasure.
The fun doesn’t stop there. If you have ever undergone a take-over, a buy-out or even had consultants come in to optimize your work force, then the two Bobs will have you rolling in the aisles.
So what would you say, you actually do here?
Office Space hits many marks, taking a wonderful swing at every single office character you have ever run into. This is a movie that simply keeps giving and if you listen out carefully you will find the lines of this movie being quoted back in the office to you. It is like a secret code being passed back and forth.
If you have ever had a bad day at the office and in that mood where you think everyone is out to get you, throw on this movie and you will be instantly reminded that the world is filled with a lot of predictability.
#80 in the series
Friday, 6th November 2015 (Richmond)