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Has Office Space grown 10 years later?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

In the real world, the cubicles may be getting smaller, but in the warped universe where the 1999 comedy classic "Office Space" resides, the laughs seem to last even longer.

What happens when you take away “Beavis and Butthead” from its creator, Mike Judge? You get crude, lude live action comedies like “Office Space” (now 10 years old and going strong), which could have worked just as well as an R-rated cartoon. If you’ve ever wanted to tell your boss to take his job and shove it, you can live vicariously through this irreverent excuse for a movie.

Judge directs an ensemble cast including Jennifer Aniston, David Herman and star Ron Livingston, who plays a disgruntled white collar drone who, along with other fed up coworkers, starts a mutiny against his greedy boss (Gary Cole). No corporate cliche is left unparodied, from downsizing to the hiring of idiot consultants.

It may be true that “work sucks,” as the film’s tagline insists, but if you can sit back and laugh at this flick, Monday mornings back to the grindstone may just become a little easier.

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