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David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

Director:
Ricky Gervais
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
GENRE
Comedy/Mockumentary
NORWEGIAN TITLE
David Brent: Life on the Road
RUNNING TIME
96 minutes
Producer:
Ricky Gervais
Charlie Hanson
Screenwriter:
Ricky Gervais


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
David Brent Ricky Gervais
Dom Johnson Ben Bailey Smith
Dan, the sound engineer Tom Basden
Jezza Andrew Brooke
Pauline Jo Hartley
Karen Parashar Mandeep Dhillon
Nigel Tom Bennett
Briony Jones, PR Diane Morgan

 

Review

If you like Ricky Gervais in general and David Brent in particular, you'll definitely also like David Brent: Life on the Road Gervais follow-up to The Office. 15 years has passed since The Office and Brent now works as a sales rep (with limited success) in the bathroom supply business. He decides to take a month of unpaid leave to pursue a career in the music business, which not surprisingly puts him in an abundance of awkward situations. Although the writing here isn't as crisp as Gervais' best work, his realization of the David Brent character is so saturated with pure, timeless comedy that the film is an amusing, at times hilarious delve into the most embarrassing parts of the human psyche.

Copyright 02.01.2019 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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