The Office (Movie - 2003) Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman Unrated, 230 minutes, 2 discs, 2001 BBC When a U.K. magazine named Gervais the most powerful man in British comedy last… The Office (Movie - 2003) Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman Unrated, 230 minutes, 2 discs, 2001 BBC When a U.K. magazine named Gervais the most powerful man in British comedy last…
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The Office (2003)

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Details Release Date: Oct 07, 2003; DVD Release Date: Oct 07, 2003; Movie Rated: Unrated

Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman Unrated, 230 minutes, 2 discs, 2001 BBC

When a U.K. magazine named Gervais the most powerful man in British comedy last year, most Americans said ''Who?'' The Office is the answer -- and the justification. The six-episode first season of the actor-writer-director's corrosively brilliant mockumentary introduced viewers to the sad-sack staff of a paper-sales firm in a British industrial suburb. If you've ever looked at your colleagues, your boss, or yourself and felt a twinge of how-did-I-get-here horror, you will weep with laughter -- that is, if you can stand to watch Gervais' unstoppable, untoppable turn as maybe the worst TV boss since Hitler: The Rise of Evil. EXTRAS A delirious making-of doc and several deleted scenes.

Originally posted Oct 10, 2003 Published in issue #732 Oct 10, 2003 Order article reprints