Office Space

Before the BBC’s The Office, or NBC’s version with Steve Carell, there was Mike Judge’s 1999 exposé of Initech, a generic edge-city software company rooted in his own pre–Beavis and Butt-Head cubicle days. Ron Livingston, David Herman, and Ajay Naidu play the trio of malcontents who gradually decide to revolt against their corporate overlord (led by Gary Cole in all his suspendered glory). Jennifer Aniston hints at a better career path not taken (see The Good Girl) as Livingston’s crush at the degrading local TGIF-style franchise eatery. Even if the exact nature and origin of “TPS reports” is never explained, we’ve all had to file them. (R) BRIAN MILLER

Sat., June 20, midnight; Sun., June 21, midnight, 2009

 
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