If you’re looking for a movie that shows what it’s like to work a crummy 9-to-5 job, look no further. Office Space shows how bleak working at an office is while featuring humorous characters that are drained by the office. This movie is iconic as it has memorable characters as well as memorable quotes. You probably have seen the meme of Gary Cole as Bill Lumbergh numerous times. Let’s not forget how great Lawrence (Diedrich Bader) and Milton (Stephen Root) are as well.
Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is a good man who hates his job. He does the same routine every day working on reports for the company. He’s trapped inside of his office cubicle suffering from boredom. After a trip to a hypnotherapist, Peter awakens suddenly not giving a fuck about his job. He starts to do nothing at all at his job. Peter, along with a couple of fellow employees, decide to embezzle the company so they don’t have to work ever again. When they’re on the verge of getting caught, a disgruntled employee burns the office down not leaving a trace of anything.
Mundane jobs can break people down. That’s what I learned from this movie. Milton got ignored to the point that he was the employee that burned the building down. Peter had let the work take over his life. I learned that it’s best to work a job that you can tolerate or makes you somewhat happy.