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!

23 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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  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!"

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

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

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

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  8. office space is fucking hilarious.

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

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

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

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

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

    Strange Life of an Average College Student

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!

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