Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows, basically that being what is purely British. As such, ... See full summary »
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
Other than David Brent himself, no other characters from The Office (UK) appear in this movie. See more »
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 »
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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