20th Century Fox (Michael Rotenberg & Daniel
W: Mike Judge [based on his animated series
DP: Tim Suhrstedt
Ed: David Rennie
Mus: John Frizzell
Ron Livingston (Peter Gibbons), Jennifer Aniston (Joanna),
Stephen Root (Milton Waddams), Gary Cole (Bill Lumbergh), David Herman (Michael Bolton), Ajay Naidu (Samir Nagheenanajar), John C. McGinley (Bob), Diedrich Bader (Lawrence)
Inspired by a cartoon series depicting the lowly side of
office life, this comedy is a giant finger to big commercial corporations.
Three disgruntled office workers have enough of their
place in the company pyramid and exploit a software loophole to make themselves millionaires on the company wages (a wink & a nod to one of the plot developments in a Superman
The three main characters make a good partnership and
there's also brilliant performances from John C. McGinley & Gary Cole as middle management yes men.
The comedy element isn't sustained throughout the film and
the ending is quite disappointing, but overall it's well worth a watch.
Far more entertaining than other films of the ilk, though
it's not quite of the same calibre as the TV series "The Office" (the UK version, not the American one).