I was scanning through the films available on demand, and this one caught my eye, as friends have attested to its quality, and I have yet to see it. I ended up finding that "Office Space" was a really enjoyable workplace comedy.
The writing of the film is surprisingly good for a workplace comedy. It is intelligent, with a lot of commentary on the middle-class workers and middle-upper-class managers. The jokes of the film are funny, and they aren't too raunchy. The characters are well-developed, and feel like fresh spins on the tropes. Even the antagonist, who does fit a clear archetype, does seem to twist it around a bit, as a result of the commentary involved in the character.
There are definitely some great cinematic moments within the film too. The cinematography of the printer scene is really impressive. The soundtrack choices in the film were great. All of these subtle things make this movie a unique entry into the genre.
So overall, I really liked "Office Space". It deserves its cult following, as it is a funny, interesting take on the workplace comedy.
Big Tuna's Rating: A-
How Did I Watch It?: Starz on demand.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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