David Brent: Life on the Road

While so much of David Brent’s world is about the joke being on Brent for much of this movie it felt like the joke was on the audience.  Part of what made the original series great was that we got to know the secondary characters.  In this movie the secondary characters’ existence is to reinforce what a flawed figured that Brent is.  The cringe worked in the original series because you didn’t get it in every scene.  In this movie it was everywhere.  I have loved literally everything that Gerais has ever done (including his lesser-known dramas) but this movie wasn’t great or even good.

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Movie title: David Brent: Life on the Road

Movie description: A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British series, "The Office" as he now fancies himself a rockstar on the road.

Date published: 2022-05-04

Director(s): Ricky Gervais

Actor(s): Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey-Smith, Rebecca Gethings, Jo Hartley, Andrew Brooke, Tom Bennett, Tom Basden, Mandeep Dhillon, Diane Morgan, Kevin Bishop, Ashley McGuire, Roisin Conaty, Abbie Murphy, Nina Sosanya, Stacha Hicks, Andy Burrows, Stephen Clarke, Michael Clarke, Kim Benson, Alfie Stewart, Rob Jarvis, Dermot Keaney, Oliver Maltman, Peter Andre, Alexander Arnold

Genre: Comedy, Music

My Review

While so much of David Brent’s world is about the joke being on Brent for much of this movie it felt like the joke was on the audience.  Part of what made the original series great was that we got to know the secondary characters.  In this movie the secondary characters’ existence is to reinforce what a flawed figured that Brent is.  The cringe worked in the original series because you didn’t get it in every scene.  In this movie it was everywhere.  I have loved literally everything that Gerais has ever done (including his lesser-known dramas) but this movie wasn’t great or even good.

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