Directed by Jill Sprecher • 1997 • United States
Starring Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Lisa Kudrow
Something of a female-driven precursor to OFFICE SPACE, Jill Sprecher’s lost indie gem stars Parker Posey, Lisa Kudrow, Toni Collette, and Alanna Ubach as a quartet of temp workers who bond over the soul-sucking tedium of their jobs in a corporate-hell credit bureau. When a spate of office robberies cast suspicion on them, their camaraderie begins to crack under the pressures of the capitalist rat race. Costarring a perfectly cast Bob Balaban as a stressed-out middle manager, this deadpan time capsule of late-nineties corporate culture brilliantly captures the dead-eyed malaise and mind-numbing, muzak-set absurdity of life inside the cubicle.