Office Space An Office Space with only eight deleted scenes? Okay, not so ungenerous — just a letdown for us cultists who harbored the fantasy that maybe,… Office Space An Office Space with only eight deleted scenes? Okay, not so ungenerous — just a letdown for us cultists who harbored the fantasy that maybe,…
DVD Review

Office Space: Special Edition With Flair! (2005)

Ajay Naidu, Ron Livingston, ... | WORKING STIFFS Livingston and Naidu
Image credit: Office Space: Van Redin
WORKING STIFFS Livingston and Naidu
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 11, 2005; DVD Release Date: Jan 11, 2005; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Jennifer Aniston and Ron Livingston; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

An Office Space with only eight deleted scenes? Okay, not so ungenerous — just a letdown for us cultists who harbored the fantasy that maybe, àla Spi¨al Tap, there was a three-hour rough cut floating around. The comic gold comes fast — well, medium-paced — and furious in Mike Judge's first live-action feature, which should go further than any other artifact toward explaining the white man's burden to our puzzled descendants. Curiously for a pic in which even tiny performances are gems, it only really made a star of the red Swingline, a mythical item until Space's initial DVD's popularity forced such a stapler into existence. EXTRAS Outtakes include two different fates for Gary Cole's ultimate passive-aggressive boss. Fresh interviews revisit all the leads except Aniston — and you know you wonder what Stephen Root, who played unknowingly unemployed Milton, really looks like. Maddeningly, Judge's old ''Milton'' 'toons aren't here; SNL probably wouldn't grant rights, but it still gives us a case of the Mondays. Thanks to studio shortsightedness, the DVD-ROM content plays only on PCs, though we'd prefer to think that's a clever in-joke about Mac users' frustration in a Windows-only office.

Originally posted Oct 28, 2005 Published in issue #848 Nov 04, 2005 Order article reprints
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