in about 100 words or less
US 89m, Colour
Director: Mike Judge; Cast: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Diedrich Bader, Gary Cole, Stephen Root, John C. McGinley
Office Space is a live action adaptation of Mike Judge’s “Milton” cartoons which satirize office work in an IT company during the 1990s. This very funny film revolves around employee dissatisfaction in having to deal with mindless paperwork, over management, bullying, frequently faulty office equipment, cramped cubicles, and the threat of consultant recommendations for downsizing the company. In response, a group of disgruntled cartoon-like employees devise a plan to divert small amounts of money from the company’s accounts into their own private fund, which they hope will amass into a small fortune over time. However, owing to a misplaced decimal point, their planned reprieve from a TPS report-filled future goes hilariously wrong as their illicit funds accumulate more quickly and noticeably than they had intended (Klaus Ming May 2011).