Gosh Darn, office space is a great movie

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  1. todd stone

    todd stone Screenwriter

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    I loved this movie since day one and continue to watch it. It was a mirror of my old job, they got corporate america to a "T".

    Great movie which deserves a special edition.

    Hey peterman, turn on channel 9, look at this chick!
     
  2. Tom-G

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    *Lumbergh voice* Yeah...I'm going to have to go ahead and agree with you there!

    I too loved this movie. I held off on buying the DVD because I'm waiting for the special edition DVD, but I frequently watch my VHS copy of it.

    I loved the way the movie poked fun of most everything about working in an office. Having worked in this type of setting I could appreciate all of the humor such as the changing lanes in traffic, the memo, the nuerotic co-worker, the monotonous and routine answering of the phones--it's all stuff that happens.
     
  3. Tom Ryan

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    You do realize that using God's name in vain is far more offensive than using "damn" [​IMG]?
    Anyways, yes Office Space is great.
    -Tom
     
  4. Chris

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    When I worked at a .com (before it folded, coming up on two years now!) I always thought of the day as being horrible; watched Office Space and it struck me so much like my work day I about died laughing.. the "PC Load Letter" sequence is still one of the funniest damn things I think I've seen played out in a film.

    It manages to capture almost exactly what it is like working in a horribly confused, focusless work environment.
     
  5. Mike Pattee

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    Office space is definately one of my favorites. It does nail a lot of corporate stereotypes. And there are definately scenes that remind me of my old job. My only regret is there choice to attempt adding a plot in the last 30 minutes.

    Mike
     
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    I especially enjoyed the juxtaposition of the gangsta rap with corporate America, I thought that was a nice touch.

    The scene with the fax machine... that actually happened to me before I saw the movie, so of course, I almost wet myself laughing so hard.

    Holy Shoot, I freakin' love this gosh darn movie!
     
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    I watched this movie almost a year ago and I was in our hero's exact same position. "It's not that I'm lazy, it's just that I don't care." I had even removed my cubicle wall that was blocking my view out the window a week before. Not quite with a push but I did have to get out the screw driver and move it off in front of the cube. I laughed so much in that movie. Fortunately I didn't end up like our hero. I just switched to another job doing work I really enjoy and do care about.

    Chuck Anstey
     
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    What more can you say about Office Space. It's one of if not the funniest movie ever. I have said all I am going to say. I have to go watch Office Space again.
     
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    I gave away copies of the Office Space DVD (when Best Buy was letting them go a song) to all of my office mates for X-Mas gifts. They all loved it! And it's been the source of laughter as we compare and contrast the film with our existing working environment. [​IMG]
     
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    I love the scene with Jennifer Aniston being reprimanded about wearing the "minimum" amount of "flair".

    What makes the movie so funny, is there are really people out there like that!

    I wonder if they get the jokes.
     
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    I was a PC/Printer repair man for IBM for 4 years and to be honest, I had no idea PC stood for paper cartridge. Makes sense though now that I know.
     
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    Hrmph, didn't know that PC stood for Paper Cartridge either. I had always figured that it was just a HP-ism.
    Been working with computers since 4th grade (awhile ago [​IMG] )
     
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    Office Space is a great computer company satire that reminds me a lot of "Dilbert". I've read it was based on Mike Judge's own experience working in a company similar to Initech before he hit it big in animation with "Beavis and Butthead" and then "King of the Hill". And, based on the movie, he apparently worked in an office just before e-mail completely took over, because virtually no one sends paper memos anymore!
    And I am also waiting for the SE DVD -- hopefully the "Milton" animated shorts that used to be on SNL are on the disc as an extra!
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    Office Space is the reason that my goal in life is to be independently wealthy. I have about six years before I get out of college, so I'd better start scheming.
     
  18. todd stone

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    I had a rough day

    I have to wake my ass up at 6am every day this week, drive up to vas calinas "ya im doing the drywall up there at the Mcdonalds"

    LOL
     
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    Tom Smykowski: It's a "Jump to Conclusions Mat"! You see, you have this mat, with different CONCLUSIONS written on it that you could JUMP TO!

    Michael Bolton: That is the worst idea I've ever heard!

    Samir: Yes, this is horrible, this idea!

    [Peter, Michael, and Samir around copier]

    Peter Gibbons: Our high school guidance counselor used to ask us what you'd do if you had a million dollars and you didn't have to work. And invariably what you'd say was supposed to be your career. So, if you wanted to fix old cars you're supposed to be an auto mechanic.

    Samir: So what did you say?

    Peter Gibbons: I never had an answer. I guess that's why I'm working at Initech.

    Michael Bolton: That question is bull**** to begin with. If everyone listened to her, there'd be no janitors, because no one would clean **** up if they had a million dollars.

    Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars?

    Lawrence: I'll tell you what I'd do, man, two chicks at the same time, man.

    Peter Gibbons: That's it? If you had a million dollars, you'd do two chicks at the same time?

    Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I had a million dollars I could hook that up, cause chicks dig a dude with money.

    Samir: No one is this country can ever pronounce my name right. It's not that hard: Nayee-Nanajar. Nayeenanajar.

    Michael Bolton: Yeah, well, at least you're name isn't Michael Bolton.

    Samir: You know, there's nothing wrong with that name.

    Michael Bolton: There WAS nothing wrong with it. Until I was about 12 years old, and that no-talent-ass-clown BECAME famous and started winning Grammy's.

    Samir: Why don't you just go by Mike, instead of Michael?

    Michael Bolton: No way! Why should I change it? He's the one who sucks.

    Bob Slydell: If you would, would you walk us through a typical day, for you?

    Peter Gibbons: Yeah.

    Bob Slydell: Great.

    Peter Gibbons: Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door--that way Lumbergh can't see me, heh--after that I sorta space out for an hour.

    Bob Porter: Da-uh? Space out?

    Peter Gibbons: Yeah, I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch too, I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.

    Bob Slydell: I'd like to move us right to Peter Gibbons. We had a chance to meet this young man, and boy that's just a straight shooter with upper management written all over him.

    Bob Slydell: Looks like you've been missing quite a bit of work lately.

    Peter Gibbons: Well, I wouldn't say I've been MISSING it, Bob.

    Bob Slydell: Milton Waddams.

    Bill Lumbergh: Who's he?

    Bob Porter: You know, squirrelly looking guy, mumbles a lot.

    Bill Lumbergh: Oh, yeah.

    Bob Slydell: Yeah, we can't actually find a record of him being a current employee here.

    Bob Porter: I looked into it more deeply and I found that apparently what happened is that he was laid off five years ago and no one ever told him, but through some kind of glitch in the payroll department, he still gets a paycheck.

    Bob Slydell: So we just went a ahead and fixed the glitch.

    Bill Lumbergh: Great.

    Dom Portwood: So um, Milton has been let go?

    Bob Slydell: Well just a second there, professor. We uh, we fixed the *glitch*. So he won't be receiving a paycheck anymore, so it will just work itself out naturally.

    Bob Porter: We always like to avoid confrontation, whenever possible. Problem solved from your end.

    Peggy: Now Milton, don't be greedy, lets pass it along and make sure everyone gets a piece.

    Milton Waddams: yea but last time i didn't receive a piece.

    Peggy: Just pass.

    [the cake passes and everybody but Milton gets a piece]

    Milton Waddams: [whispering] I could set the building on fire.

    Peter Gibbons: When you come in on Monday and you're not feeling real well, does anyone ever say to you, "Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays?"

    Lawrence: ****, no man. I believe you'd get your ass kicked saying something like that, man.

    Peter Gibbons: When I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That's my only real motivation is not to be hassled, that and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.
     
  20. Vickie_M

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    I love this movie too!
    Great quotes, but you left out the best part of one!
     

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