Office Space movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS OFFICE SPACE AS FUNNY AS IT IS SIMPLE?
This simple, sometimes funny, but a slight let-down of a 90s comedy will appeal to the old school ages and some teens. Office Space is about a rebellious worker who plans to plant a virus in the company’s system.
A software engineer and two of his friends are all tired of their boring jobs and their unlikeable boss, so they come up with a vengeful plan to plant a virus in the company’s system.
Director: Mike Judge
Cast: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Gary Cole, Stephen Root, David Herman, Ajay Naidu
Writer: Mike Judge
Release Date (Australia): 15 April 1999
Runtime: 89 minutes/1h 29m
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
Thematic elements include occasional crude humour, a suicide attempt, a heart attack and criminal activity.
The words “f**k”, “p***y”, “s**t”, “ass” and “**shole” are used throughout the film. The word “n****r” is used within the lyrics of songs.
The film includes mild drug references, including verbal references to “coke dealers”, “cokeheads” and being “addicted to crack”.
A woman’s breasts are depicted on a television screen.
The film contains verbal and visual sexual references throughout the film.
R (for language and brief sexuality)
Aussie boy's thoughts
You would probably have to have experienced working in a paperwork-packed office cubicle to really appreciate the humour of Office Space. It’s probably even more of a fun experience if you have a wacky boss. The concept sounds like it would all work really well and entertain all audiences, however, it doesn’t have enough punch and overhypes itself.
The best advice you could get before seeing this movie is avoid all the reviews and have your casual anticipations, because this fairly plain comedy is not as fun and delightful as everyone says it is. There’s a sizeable amount of genuinely chucklesome jokes sprinkled around in it, but it executes itself in a context that often makes us feel as bored as the characters who are usually doing their work.
Nevertheless, Office Space does introduce some really quirky character personalities. They range between the average-going leads to a sympathetic Milton and a sluggish boss who just says “Uh, yeah…” all the time. There’s also a little romance aspect that’s thrown in there, in addition to bad behaviour, but this movie means nothing and isn’t memorable at all. It does its job.
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