... movie reviews
sat 2004-sep-11 02:11:00 pdt
Just went to a midnight showing of Office
Space, which I hadn't seen before. It was great. It was also
rather a different movie than I was expecting -- I thought it was
about what happens when he decides he doesn't give a shit anymore and
starts doing everything he'd always wanted to do rather than doing
what he's supposed to do... Instead that's just sort of the setup for
the film, rather than what it's actually about.
Anyway, it was a fun movie. One odd thing was that the crowd seemed
to be almost entirely comprised of college (or perhaps even high
school) kids, who've probably never worked in an office at all, and
yet had apparently seen this movie many times. Actually, I guess
maybe that's not so odd -- accurate portrayal of corporate America
wasn't the main thing that I enjoyed about it...
I think the best thing about it is the characters. The writing is
good, though more for how it paints these great characters than for
the plot. Come to think of it, I'm kind of surprised they didn't make
a sitcom of it. Not that it probably would have been all that good a
sitcom (for very long), but it certainly seems like the set of
characters would, I dunno, lend themselves to the realm of sitcoms.