A miserable office worker gets hypnotized and becomes a
carefree lazy man who decides to screw over his boss.
Office Space (1999)
Written and Directed by Mike Judge
Starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman,
Ajay Naidu, Diedrich Bader, Gary Cole, Stephen Root,
Richard Riehle, John C. McGinley, Paul Willson, Greg Pitts
Based on the Milton short films by Mike Judge
Office Space is a great cult comedy that really makes you appreciate doing nothing. Mike Judge captures the misery of an office cubicle perfectly, as well as the douchiness of the bosses and the hate in the workers' eyes.
The film is extremely quotable and is filled with memorable characters, particularly the ultimate horrible boss, Bill Lumbergh, played by Gary Cole. His constant "yeahs" and his smug Porsche make him the perfect comedy villain. Mike Judge is excellent at using comedy to convey realistic social issues and show the world how we all hate virtually the same thing. Office Space is definitely his masterpiece.