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Office Space

When something goes wrong during a hypnotherapy session, Peter (Ron Livingston) is reborn. No longer frustrated by his generic job at a generic company, where the slightest mistake provokes intense criticism, he loses all sense of responsibility, ambition, and guilt and begins to pursue his dream of doing absolutely nothing. Until the story diverges from a similar agenda, the gags about the daily grind and what happens when a drone forgets how to be submissive make for beautifully low-key satire, and the caricatures of office types seem clever. But then the hero shrugs off his lethargy and the plot turns to an embezzlement scheme he engineers. Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butt-head, directed this 1999 feature; with Gary Cole and Jennifer Aniston.

Credits

Director:

  • Mike Judge

Cast:

  • Ron Livingston
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • David Herman
  • Ajay Naidu
  • Diedrich Bader
  • Stephen Root
  • Gary Cole
  • Richard Riehle
  • John McGinley
  • Alexandra Wentworth
  • Rupert Reyes
  • Todd Duffey
  • Jennifer Emerson

Producers:

  • Daniel Rappaport
  • Guy Riedel
  • Michael Rotenberg

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