When I purchased the new Office Space Special Edition (With Flair), the young woman behind the counter at Target--who was all of 20, if a day--said to me, "Office Space is the BEST. MOVIE EVER." And I thought, "yeah, uh-huh...I can see how YOU feel that way."
I first saw OS back in 1999 when it was first released. Yes. I was one of the 2 or so people that actually paid to go see it in a movie theatre. OS bombed out of the gate, but found new life on DVD and now, finally, we get a widescreen edition with "special features." And they blow it. It's like giving the movie to us without the requisite TPS cover sheet.
I haven't gotten to the special features yet, but they're slim to say the least. The original Milton cartoons are all missing, I don't see a commentary track, either. But it's nice that it's finally in widescreen and I'm sure they'll come out with a better 10th anniversary edition or some such.
As for the line that's the title of this entry...the lead character, Peter, (played by Ron Livingston) tells us that his high school guidance counselor asked the question, "What would you do if you had a million dollars?" and then based his vocational guidance on the answer. If you said you'd fix old cars, he'd tell you to be an auto mechanic. Well, Peter says he'd do nothing, and when he's hypnotized (sorta) into being more lackadaisical about his job, that's the first thing he does. Nothing.
I subscribe to the same theory. If I had a million, I'd pretty much do nothing. At this point in my life, one million would do me quite nicely, thank you. I'd travel, buy lots of books and DVDs and just take it easy. Oh, and I'd do 2 chicks at the same time. A million bucks would allow a guy like me to do that.
I always get a little wistful when I watch this film. No, my job doesn't suck nor does this movie remind me of it. It's the scene when Peter picks up Joanna (Jennifer Aniston), who works at the restaurant next door as a waitress. She has lunch with him and he says he wants to take her to dinner and then take her back to his place and watch Kung Fu. "Do you ever watch Kung Fu?" he asks her. "I love Kung Fu," she replies, and her eyes get all big and dreamy.
If only it was that easy to find your soulmate in real life.