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Office Space Oh, those studio duds released in the dead of winter: They inevitably resurface on video during the dog days of summer. A case in point is Office SpaceComedy, RomancePT89MR Oh, those studio duds released in the dead of winter: They inevitably resurface on video during the dog days of summer. A case in point is 1999-09-03Gary ColeDavid HermanAjay NaiduStephen RootGary Cole, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Stephen Root20th Century Fox Film Corporation
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Office Space

Genre: Comedy, Romance; Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Ron Livingston, Gary Cole, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Stephen Root; Director: Mike Judge; Author: Mike Judge; Release Date Wide: 02/19/1999; Runtime (in minutes): 89; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Oh, those studio duds released in the dead of winter: They inevitably resurface on video during the dog days of summer. A case in point is Office Space, a tepid spoof of workplace politics, in which an office schlepp (Livingston) overdoses on hypnotherapy, burying his inhibitions just enough to plan a rip-off of the company. Trouble is, hypnosis also makes him a verrry laid-back guy — and that’s all too appropriate for the ho-hum pace of writer-director Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head), whose move from animation to live action has somehow dulled his anarchic instincts.