• Publication date: July 1, 2011

A Typical Office With Typical Employees Office Space: Work Sucks!

Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

Peter Gibbons is a typical middle manager living a mundane life amid a gray maze of cubicles. Everything in his life reeks of mediocrity, from the mid-size car he drives to the chain restaurant, Chotchky's, where he eats lunch every day.

Even his apartment, a cookie-cutter duplex with walls so thin that he can chat with his next-door neighbour through the plaster, is totally lacking in personality.

The company where he works is peppered with ambitionless drones who blindly comply with the condescending requests made of them by their Porsche-driving CEO.

Then one day, Gibbons snaps. As a team of experts is brought in to enact large-scale layoffs, Gibbons simply stops trying and adopts an attitude of total disinterest.

That is, he's only interested in dating the blond waitress at the local restaurant, and putting in place a devilish scheme for some corporate payback.

This movie scares up some A-list laughs while also making an excellent parody of corporate culture.

Released just as the dot-com boom began to go bust, with massive trends in corporate downsizing on the horizon, it could not have been better timed.

Thus, while viewers will delight in the absurdity of the ultimate office loser Milton, they will also identify with some frighteningly realistic aspects of the film.

This movie is rated R for language and brief sexuality.

Year: 1999

Runtime: 89 mins

Genre: Comedy/ Crime/ Drama

Starring:

Jennifer Aniston

Ron Livingston

Stephen Root

John C. McGinley

Gary Cole

Ajay Naidu

Richard Riehle

David Herman

Alexandra Wentworth

Directed by: Mike Judge