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sat 2004-sep-11 02:11:00 pdt   ...   permalink

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.

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