Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Movies: CFotW - Office Space (1999)

Note: I will try to keep Cult Film of the Week an actual weekly article as opposed to its apparent monthly appearance, haha!

Office Space
Date: 1999
Genre: Comedy
Director: Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis & Butthead)
Starring: Jennifer Aniston (Friends), Ron Livingston (Swingers), David Hermen (Futurama, King of the Hill)
Concept: A group of young disgruntled office workers deal with their depressing jobs in light of office bureaucracy.

"Uh, I'm going need you to come on Saturday. Yeah."

Why You Should Watch:

  • One of the few truly unique comedies in the age of remakes and plot derivation.
  • The film presents fresh faces that allow the viewer to immerse themselves even further into the plot, as it is not filled with the over-used "comedy actors" you see in every damn comedy.
  • Contains every type of comedy, may it be one-liners, dry humor, situation comedy, and a good swear here and there.
  • Ages well over the years, with timeless comedy, and jokes that aren't as timeless morph from current-fad jabs to classic nostalgia quips.
  • Actual character development - a rarity, as most comedies these days sacrifice character development for gimmicks and cliche.
  • Overall, a good time - a movie you can sit down and watch you parents, your better half, and of course your best buddies.
The Trailer:
"I believe you have my stapler?"
  • Have you had the chance to see this film? When it came out?
  • Yes or No?
  • What's your favorite line? Scene?
  • Any cult movies, less known movies, or just good movies you would suggest?

Hope you enjoyed it, and feel free to leave a comment below!


  1. I havent seen this film yet, but I want to. I'm so sick of everything in the cinemas being either sequels or remakes. Good to have some original content.

  2. Beans you gotta see it. Office space is one of the funniest movies, I could quote it for days lol. Nice post!

  3. This movie is awesome. Full of funny one-liners and hilarious jokes.

    "I told those fudge-packers I liked Michael Bolton!"

  4. Great Article

    I'm thinking I might take that new chick from Logistics. If things go well I might be showing her my O-face. "Oh... Oh... Oh!" You know what I'm talkin' about. "Oh!"

  5. Love this movie. You can add images through the edit html, had to do it myself.

  6. Just added this to my netflix! Trailer looks hilarious, very glad I'm following your blog!

  7. Great movie!
    especially the guy with the glasses and his 'stapler'

  8. office space is fucking hilarious.

  9. Have seen this so many times, it's always running on one station or another. My stapler.....

  10. Yay something that isn't a sequel or remake! I'll check it out.

  11. Office Space is such a great movie. I actually saw it recently in a theater that plays older movies.

  12. You can't not love Office Space. It's the whore of favorite movies.

  13. Office Space is really a great movie. I love the printer smashing scene. SO funny.

    Strange Life of an Average College Student

  14. I need to see this movie. Love Mike Judge. Followed

  15. Trailer looks awesome, this is one i haven't seen yet!

  16. One of my all time favorite movies. Love it!

  17. Seriously one of the few movies I'll watch again and again. I love the scene where they take the printer and beat the crap out of it

  18. Fresh comedy sounds great. I think I will give it a try and rent it for next Friday. Thank you for all these great tips!