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David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British TV series The Office (2001), as he now fancies himself a rock star on the road.

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Ricky Gervais

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Ricky Gervais
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... David Brent
Rob Jarvis ... Client
Abbie Murphy ... Serena Wilson
Mandeep Dhillon ... Karen Parashar
Jo Hartley ... Pauline Gray
Andrew Brooke ... Jerry 'Jezza' Collins
Miles Chapman ... Andy Chapman
Tom Bennett ... Nigel Martin
Rebecca Gethings ... Miriam Clark
Kim Benson Kim Benson ... Office Worker
Alfie Stewart Alfie Stewart ... Office Worker
Doc Brown Doc Brown ... Dom Johnson (as Ben Bailey Smith)
Tom Basden Tom Basden ... Dan Harvey
Andy Burrows Andy Burrows ... Foregone Conclusion: Drums
Stuart Wilkinson Stuart Wilkinson ... Foregone Conclusion: Guitar
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Storyline

About 13 years on from his appearance in the documentary series The Office, a documentary film crew is once again following the life of David Brent. He is now working as a rep for cleaning goods distributor but still harbours dreams of making it big in the music business. Acting on this, he takes three weeks off work and tours with a new-look version of Foregone Conclusion, the band he was in in the 90s (he's the only remaining original member, for various reasons...). Written by grantss

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The boss is back

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Comedy | Music

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

David Brent: a Vida na Estrada See more »

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BBC Films,Entertainment One See more »
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Trivia

Other than David Brent himself, no other characters from The Office (UK) appear in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When David Brent is doing his Chinese impersonation, his 2 female colleagues are seen watching disapprovingly in the background. However, a matter of seconds later, one of those women is emerging from the office of Miriam, having evidently had a conversation with her, with no time to get there and have a conversation so quickly. See more »

Quotes

David Brent: On the road is where I really come alive.
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Connections

References Learn Guitar with David Brent: Life on the Road (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Electricity
Written by Ricky Gervais
Featuring Chris Martin
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A few laughs
7 September 2016 | by agmoldhamSee all my reviews

In common with a lot of people in the UK I was a big fan of the office TV series which aired over 10 years ago. The return of David Brent should have been something that was exciting and yet even before seeing the film there seemed to be an inevitable anti climax looming. Firstly it wasn't clear why the format should move from the small screen to the big screen. Secondly the Office worked because of the supporting cast, so could David Brent hold up a movie on his own.

The movie catches up with David Brent still dreaming about a musical career. He's left management behind and is now on the office floor with mixed popularity with the rest of the office. He decides to hire a backing group and go for a tour in his holidays to finally make the big break in music.

People familiar with the Office will not be surprised to find that Brent hasn't changed too much over the years. The humour hasn't really dated very well though, although there are a few very funny scenes mixed with a few cringe worthy moments.

The backing cast are OK, but not as integral to the movie as the cast were to the Office. The running time seems a little long and the 2 concerns prior to the movie came to fruition. This felt like a decent 50 minute TV special rather than a big screen movie. Even fans of the office are probably better off skipping the movie and waiting for it to appear on the small screen. It certainly will not lose anything on the small screen.


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