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Office Space

  R HD Closed Captioning

Mike Judge

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Plot Summary

Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is a computer programmer working for Initech in Houston. Every day, he and his friends Samir (Ajay Naidu) and Michael Bolton (David Herman as not THAT Michael Bolton), suffer endless indignities and humiliations in their soulless workspace from their soulless boss, Bill Lumbergh (Gary Cole). For Peter, stuck in his cookie-cutter apartment with paper-thin walls and IKEA furniture, every day is worse than the one before it — so every day is the worst of his life. To cap it off, Initech has hired a pair of "efficiency experts" to downsize the company. One Friday night, Peter's soon to be ex-girlfriend Anne (Alexandra Wentworth) forces him to go to an occupational hypnotherapist to relieve work stress. While Peter is under hypnosis, the therapist keels over and dies. As he never snaps out of his hypnotic state, Peter has a new outlook on life. If something annoys him, he just ignores it or walks away from it. He is completely relaxed and enjoying life for the first time in a long time. On Monday, Peter skips work and sleeps in. He gets up for lunch and drives down to a restaurant next to his office and asks the waitress he's had a crush on, Joanna (Jennifer Aniston), on a date. When Peter stops into the office to pick up his organizer, he's called in to talk to the efficiency experts. Relaxed and friendly, Peter charms them as he describes everything wrong with the office, including his boss. Even as Peter now appears at work only as the mood strikes him, the experts decide he's management material and give him a promotion even as they lay off the hardworking Samir and Michael. Peter then convinces his friends to exact revenge on Initech based upon an idea from Superman III. Not everything works out quite as planned. Office Space originated from writer/director Mike Judge's first animated short of the same name, created in 1991. The short was about Milton (reproduced in the film by Stephen Root), a damaged office drone whose complaints and threats about his sufferings go unheeded.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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79%
  • Reviews Counted: 95
  • Fresh: 75
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: It has the loose-jointed feel of a bunch of sketches packed together into a narrative that doesn't gather much momentum. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Some horrible Monday, why not cut work to see it? – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Frequently uproarious. – Joe Leydon, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The more you peer beneath the surface humor of Office Space the scarier and more serious its vision of contemporary existence becomes. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, Nov 2, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Hilarious, you won't be disappointed

This movie is so funny its on my top 5 funniest comedies. Cick yes if you agree.

Uh Yeaaahh

I'm gonna have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sat. and watch this movie

One of my favorite movies ever, no, really.

This movie is hilarious. It's smart, funny, and might even have a moral for those who like to see them. Rent this if you like comedies, no, if you like movies in general. Oh, and FIRST..

Office Space
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  • $4.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1999

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