Milk and Cookies and an Instant MovieInstant Movie: Office Space (1999)Myrna Valadez

In the spring of 2004, I thought I scored myself a job that was amazing. It was a mile from my home, I didn’t have to work nights or weekends and I got every holiday off. It felt like I had won the lottery. Compared to my prior job, this looked like it had potential to be the best thing ever – that is, until I actually started working there. In true The Office fashion, I worked for a paper company where I did online marketing, but quite unlike The Office,  there were no funny, creative, eccentric or even cute co-workers. The work itself was beyond boring and repetitive, it was downright torturous. I thought to myself, “I can deal with this, I mean, I’m not here to socialize and the pay is totally decent.” Each day that went by, I started realizing the people were like zombies – talking about the same things, cracking the same jokes and never diverting their attention away from the onslaught of daily memos. Two months in, I realized that I was working in my very own Office Space (1999). If you have ever had a job that made surgery look like a vacation, then indulge on this week’s instant movie pick because:

  1. You’ll laugh until you cry. You’ll find yourself pairing up characters with your own real life colleagues – these people do exist!
  2. It stars Jennifer Aniston in one of her funniest roles, an on-the-verge waitress who finds solace in the arms of an uninspired office worker.
  3.  The infamous “O-Face” scene!
  4.  Lastly, you’ll find yourself wanting to find your true calling. Why waste our lives in a job we hate?!

Grab your cookies and milk and get ready to enjoy the funniest (and true life) office comedy of the ’90s!

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  1. One of my favorite movies of all time! And, perhaps unfortunately, it’s way too realistic about working in an office!

  2. “that’s my stapler….you can’t take my stapler, that’s mine” (repeat a hundred times)

  3. best movie around town. they’re always playing it on TBS!!!! love love love me some aniston baby :D

  4. I love this movie way too much.

  5. I adore it!