Office Space (1999)

OFFICE SPACE is oft-hilarious.  "Beavis and Butt-head" and "King of 
the Hill" creator Mike Judge makes his live-action feature-film de-
but with this Dilbert-esque cubicle comedy about downsizing at a
software firm.  The plotting is erratic as hell, the momentum leaks
like a punctured tire, but, oh man, are certain scenes side-split-
ters.  Best of the bunch involve a dissatisfied developer (Ron Liv-
ingstone) whose abrupt attitude change-- from "this sucks" to "what-
ever"-- leads to spectacularly funny results.  You'll wish *you*
could say those things to your boss.  With Jennifer Aniston, David
Herman, Ajay Naidu, John C.  McGinley, and a terrifically tedious
Gary Cole.  Jaunty soundtrack, too, featuring everything from Perez
Prado and His Orchestra to a hip-hop reworking of "Take This Job And
Shove It."  (Rated "R"/90 min.)

Grade: B-

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