Film Fanatics Review #5: Office Space

 “Didn’t you get the memo?”
Bill Lumbergh, Office Space

PLEASE NOTE: This post may contain some major spoilers for the film ‘Office Space’. All spoilers will be colour-coded in revealing RED.

 

Welcome to the fifth edition of AppleBelle’s Film Fanatics film review blog series. Today, this post will centre on the cult classic comedy, ‘Office Space’.

 

 

 

 

source.gifFilm: Office Space

Director: Mike Judge

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Google Synopsis: Corporate drone Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) hates his soul-killing job at software company Initech. While undergoing hypnotherapy, Peter is left in a blissful state when his therapist dies in the middle of their session. He refuses to work overtime, plays games at his desk and unintentionally charms two consultants into putting him on the management fast-track. When Peter’s friends learn they’re about to be downsized, they hatch a revenge plot against the company inspired by “Superman III.”

Trailer Link

AppleBelle Assessment: A cult classic, Mike Judge’s ‘Office Space’ is a brilliant comedy that will have you laughing and grinning from ear to ear. A personal favourite of mine, this film is comic gold. I thereby rate ‘Office Space’ 5/5 apples.

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SPOILER ALERT! MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD IN RED!

The Highs

  • When Peter steals the office printer and the trio bash it to pieces to gangster music
  • When Milton burns down Initech
  • The soundtrack is awesome
  • Characterisation of every character is ‘on point’, particularly Lumbergh and Peter
  • The comedic elements are brilliant

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The Lows

  • When Peter confuses different Lumberghs
  • When Peter gets stuck in horrible traffic at the start
  • When Samir and Michael are fired from Initech
  • When the hypnotherapist dies and Peter does nothing
  • Those TPS reports

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Fun Facts

  • ‘Office Space’ originated from an animated shorts series, ‘Milton’ that ran on MTV and SNL.
  • Michael Bolton (singer) hated the film for ten years… until finally, he saw the humour in it and now willingly signs Office Space DVDs for fans.
  • TPS reports stand for Test Program Set Reports.
  • The Alligator Grille in Austin, Texas was the set of Chotchkie’s restaurant.

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Didn’t get the memos? Find them below:

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The *Fourth* Edition Minute Momentary Mind Insights!

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