Office Space

A late ’90s classic that captures what office work is really like. That’s not something Hollywood does well. This isn’t the ham-fisted satire of Gerwig’s Mattel scenes (what a contrast from Ladybird). This is white-collar working life written by someone who knows something about it. “Write what you know,” turns out be pretty good advice.

Nothing could be more soul-crushing for a computer programmer than working endlessly on Y2K fixes for a company where there is absolutely no relationship between performance and reward – and there is more than enough truth in Judge’s satire to hit home time and again. The romance doesn’t do much for the movie, but everything that happens within Initech is pitch perfect.

You don’t have to be a computer programmer to appreciate Office Space, but for once it doesn’t hurt! (Max)

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