Office Space [WS] [Special Edition] [DVD] [1999]

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  • Release Date: 11/01/2005
  • Rating: R
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99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (661 out of 673)

Special Features


  • "Out of the Office" all-new Office Space retrospective with writer/director Mike Judge
  • 8 never-before-seen deleted scenes
  • DVD-ROM content - Office Space audio clips and screensavers
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Office Space
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. ~ Ron Wells, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ron Livingston
    Ron Livingston - Peter Gibbons
  • Jennifer Aniston
    Jennifer Aniston - Joanna
  • David Herman
    David Herman - Michael Bolton
  • Ajay Naidu
    Ajay Naidu - Samir
  • Alexandra Wentworth
    Alexandra Wentworth - Anne



Customer rating

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99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's hard to cheer for a LOSER!!!

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    arganon

    First things first. Don't rent, (and certainly don't buy), this movie if you like your job. The humor will totally be lost on you. Second. There are probably better examples of the , "I hate my job", movie out there to be enjoyed. Take some time out of your boring day at work and find `em. My wife got this for me because my job currently sucks BIG TIME so I got a vicarious thrill out of the conclusion. Even with that haze of sarcasm blurring my vision I must admit that the characters left me not really caring for ANY of them. They are rather cartoonish. Sorry Mike Judge, stick with the animation. It suits you better. The perplexing part of the plot is the main character's dream is to not have work, yet he keeps showing up there!!! It kind of makes you think this guy REALLY doesn't have a life beyond his dreary job. In other words, why would we care for a "hero" who is this much of a loser?!?!? This is where, for even the vicarious viewer, it gets stupid. If you hate your job, and don't want to go- (and the plot line says our man is hypnotized to be free of any employment worries)- why the heck do you keep coming back to this mundane garbage hole of place?!?!? I just want to smack this shmoe and tell him to actually start looking for a life. If you really want the deeper meaning to this movie it's that in so many businesses it tanks. America won't be beaten from other countries' ingenuity but rather its own internal stupidity. If you give people their freedom and independence they cling to the safe, secure and complacent places they feel comfortable existing. Outwardly they revel in their fantasy of being cowboys roaming the range; tough-minded mavericks who can take on any challenge. But really, where is the true independent, self-reliant, rebel in this movie, (or today's world)? If this guy was from the America of old, he would have blazed new trails, explored new things or at least set an example of living his OWN life. Instead he haunts the boring existence he wishes to be free of! Go figure?!?!?!? We are left with a movie that shows how many people are reflected: scared, child-like and needing a paternal figure to guide their lives. But, I diverse. The movie deserves, a barely there, two stars if you hate your job. Otherwise it goes home with a single star.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Quintessential 90's comedy workplace flick

    Posted
    ChosenNickname
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    This movie is everything that is corporate america in the 90s. You had these companies that were essentially cube farms cashing in on the Y2K hysteria and essentially just sucking the life and soul out of the workers. Anyone who's ever worked in a corporate environment will understand this movie all too well. There's the nay-sayer, the slackers, the over the top inappropriate guy, the boss that thinks he's top dog just because he managed to get a little above you, the lady that drives you absolutely crazy with whatever it is she does and the dreaded lay offs. At its core, this movie is about a guy taking back his life and just finding his way out of the yuppie culture; bucking the expectations that have been laid on him. It's a classic problem with the generation that came to mature in the 90s. We didn't have the same security or attitude that our parents had. We didn't have an interesting job that we enjoyed that we would retire from. We had bad technology, stress and fear. It would be nice to be Peter, to be able to just say forget it all, but most of us really need our jobs. Still, it's a hilarious romp of everything you've ever wanted to do when you hate your job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gem of a film

    Posted
    EddieCross
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    Here's a movie that is a cult classic and highly-regarded comedy, but still doesn't receive the praise it should from serious film enthusiasts. Mike Judge directs his script confidently, with brilliant cinematography and mise-en-scene, and fluid editing. The performances are excellent and spot-on. The movie falters in its third act as it becomes more of a heist movie rather than pursuing the existential and philosophical questions it initially stirs, but it is nonetheless a great film. The special features are not bad; there are a few documentary/interview things with some of the cast and crew, and a bunch of random 'games' that you can presumably play on your Blu-ray (I never bothered). But the picture quality is good and $5-6 is a small price to pay for a film you'll want to revisit again and again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Funniest Movie Ever!

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    Snowhara
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    I saw this movie years ago on DVD on the advice of a friend and co-worker. It was so funny, I watched it again the following night with a friend. All told, I had probably seen it 3 or 4 times before I found it at Best Buy for $4.99 and decided I had to own a copy. Comedies like this are really the only movies worth owning because you can watch them again and again over the years, and they always make you laugh. Moreover, like all great comedies, what makes "Office Space" great is the fact that it is a commentary on lame bosses and terrible companies and all of the nonsense that we in the offices of the world have to endure every day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great movie...lame glued on cardboard cover art

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    BBYpremiersilveruser
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    This is a review for the "Limited Edition Cover Art" The movie is great, but the cover art is a lame piece of cardboard glued onto the outside of the regular bluray case. Poorly glued in fact! I would have been perfectly satisfied with a paper insert under the plastic (like all cases), but instead I got this disappointment! See attached photo.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Have you seen my stapler?"

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    OhioBobcat3
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    The daily grind of the office tasks that Peter experiences have ground him down, and when he gets hypnotized into being care-free about his troubles, things start to take a hilarious (and incriminating) turn for the worse. Peter and his friends eventually use a computer program to turn fractions of a cent that their company earns into money that accrues in their own bank account. It seems like a good idea, that is until they find out that the errant program is stealing way more money than they anticipated. A funny movie with a funny plot and characters. Milton is the funniest of them all. I recommend this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Water cooler comedy

    Posted
    KaijuKid
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    Office space is a great comedy about work, how screwed up bosses can be, and the moronic decisions made by upper management. Sure it takes place in an office setting, but the sentiment can be felt be any worker at any job. As for the Blu-ray edition, it looks quite good for an older movie. Sharp, clean, and that's the most you can ask for in a low action comedy like this. There's a cool interview with creator/writer Mike Judge as a bonus. Mmmmm, yeeeeaaah, If you like the movie, you can't do any wrong buying this version M'kay.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny Stuff!!

    Posted
    Cloud289

    This is actually a very funny movie and never really heard about it until a few of my friends recommended this to me. The only thing that i didn't like was that so many people made it seem like this was the greatest movie ever made and absolutely hilarious. I'm not gonna lie, its funny but not as amazing as others make it seem. I still really like this movie since its funny. Its so funny that even im watching it while im writing this review. Theres a lot of funny scenes in this movie but also some really randomish dumb parts. Still i do recommend this movie to any comedy lover.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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