Simply put, Office Space is one of my all-time favorite comedies. The premise is simple:
Unable to endure another mind-numbing day at Initech Corporation, cubicle slave Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) gets fired up and decides to get fired. Armed with a leisurely new attitude and a sexy new girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston), he soon masters the art of neglecting his work, which quickly propels him into the ranks of upper management!
Now the stage is set for Peter to carry out a high-tech embezzling scheme that’s sure to mean the end of his job and a one-way ticket to easy street. Can he pull it off before all corporate hell breaks loose?
A simple plot, but it shines in execution.
What makes Office Space so great is its a brilliant exposition of the absurdities of the “cubicle life” nonsense that millions of people have to deal with every day. It hits every note just right:
While they’re out there somewhere, I’ve yet to meet someone that didn’t like this movie. Give it a go. You’ll laugh your ass off.