Thu, 28 February 2019
Mike Judge ruled the ‘90s with his animated hits Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill. For his first live-action project, Judge drew on his brief career at a Silicon Valley tech firm and his Milton animated shorts to create Office Space, a satire of white-collar workplace life. With an ensemble cast and a gangsta rap-infused soundtrack, Office Space spoke to Gen-Xers who found themselves caught up in the dot-com boom of the late nineties. Though the film, saddled with an odd promotional campaign, wound up getting downsized at the box office, like so many other films of the year, Office Space lived on as cult classic after repeated airings on Comedy Central and became one of Fox’s top-selling DVDs. But, twenty years later, does the film with the tagline “Work Sucks” still work? Or does it suck?
Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.