The 1999 hit film Office Space starts off like most work days – Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is stuck in traffic and trying not to think about what awaits him in the office, where his boss, Bill Lumbergh, will continually harass him throughout the day.
He becomes so fed up with his job, and stressed out, that he eventually goes to a therapy session to help him relax. In fact, that session helps Gibbons suddenly fall into a deeply meditative state that leads to his overall enlightenment.
He suddenly realizes that, if he doesn’t love his work, something must be wrong and he has to do something about it. What follows is a hilarious sequence of events that leads Gibbons to finally figure out that maybe he wasn’t meant to work in an office all day, anyway.
Director and writer Mike Judge was lauded for the film – Jim Carrey found the movie so funny that he wanted to meet him, and Chris Rock called him a few weeks after its initial release.
In 2008, Entertainment Weekly included Office Space in its list of the 100 best films from 1983 to 2008.