Clockwatchers by Jill Sprecher

Brings to mind Mike Judge’s Office Space which in fact was made two years later than this one. What the two films share are FRIENDS stars; Lisa Kudrow at Sprecher’s and Jennifer Aniston at Judge’s, and the office boredom.

Clockwatchers, made in 1997, depict the world of corporate politics set 35 years after Mad Men. The main four protagonists are temping girls in their twenties ostracising a new employee who came in last, but was the first to get a permanent job. Toni Colette as always plays a convincing role of an unassuming and unattractive good-hearted female.

It’s a nice office satyre, universally recognised by anyone who spent at least a day at a large corporation’s headquarters.


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