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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.

Director:

Ricky Gervais

Writer:

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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UK | USA

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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Color
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Trivia

The song "Don't cry, it's Christmas" has been performed before in a previous podcast, The Podfather Christmas Special in 2001, by Ricky Gervais to Karl Pilkington and Stephen Merchant. Although the lyrics has been altered a little for the movie, it is the same song. 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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Spin-off David Brent: Lady Gypsy (2016) See more »

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Very funny....if you like that sort of humour
26 August 2016 | by gbrady01See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, many funny moments.

My wife wasn't as enthusiastic and when i asked her why she said she was cringing because of the awkward moments brought on by Ricky's character...David Brent.

The only thing Ricky Gervais has in common with other British comedians is that they love to laugh at themselves...make a goose of themselves....e.g John Cleese...Apart from that he is definitely one of a kind.

The humour is an extension of his character in "The Office", if you liked this series then you will get the humour and will enjoy this movie.

The plot centre's around David wanting to have a shot at fame and self finances a thrown together band and books a week's worth of venues. Barely anyone turns up and even his own band doesn't like him.

The plot is OK...You can tell that David Brant despite all the 'foot in mouth' moments is a genuine tryer and does garner some sympathy towards the end of the movie. its apparent the humour does disguise an individual seeking acceptance and genuine friends.

I had many good laughs - an easy 8/10 for me...


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