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Office Space (1999)

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).

3 comments on “Office Space (1999)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins

    I’ll comment on this later, but I think I put the wrong cover on the TPS report (and I know I read the memo about that). And somebody has wandered off with my stapler again.

    • Klaus

      Anthony…we’re gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into storage B. We have some new people coming in, and we need all the space we can get. So if you could just go ahead and pack up your stuff and move it down there, that would be terrific, OK?

  2. Anthony Lee Collins

    And I’ll just mention that the last time there was cake I didn’t get any. It’s the ratio of cake to people…

    Anyway, we used to quote this at my job all the time. Which was kind of funny but kind of not, since there were times when it looked pretty much like a documentary.

    Except that if Jennifer Aniston is around here somewhere, I’ve never seen her.

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