For all the absurd and ridiculous Office Space quotes and characters, the real strength of this film is that anyone who's ever worked in a corporate environment can relate to it on some level.
Writer and director Mike Judge humorously captures the aspect that makes office life suck so bad - dealing with annoying people you'd shun if you had the chance - while subtly asking if this is what life is really all about.
You'll swear you know someone just like one or more of the characters in the film, because you do. A lesser-known cast (with the exception of Jennifer Aniston) makes it that much easier to identify with the oddballs on both sides of the corporate divide - the drones who run the show and the slaves who take their $h!t... that is, until they decide to rebel.
After forming a disillusioned, white-collar mafia of sorts, Peter, Samir and Michael Bolton decide to off one of their enemies.
Rather than coming off as one long Dilbert strip with the same old jokes, the plot and social commentary, while a bit slow-developing, are surprisingly complex and original. It's a slice of American life, but presented in a way not seen before or since. Executed to perfection by the cast, it's one of the few films that may get better every time you watch it.
There are more classic quotes, moments and themes to Office Space than we can recite here, so we'll just choose one favorite in closing: The use of hard core rap as the soundtrack to the software engineers' shady deeds (and savage beating of office equipment) is nothing short of hilarious.