Best bad boss movie: '9 to 5' or 'Office Space'? | The Tylt
In honor of National Boss Day, we're facing off two of the best bad boss movies ever: "9 To 5'"and "Office Space." "9 to 5" starred Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton as three women who live out their fantasy of getting even with their sexist, autocratic boss, Franklin Hart, Jr. "Office Space" starred Ron Livingston as an unhappy IT worker, tormented daily by his "unholy" boss, Bill Lumbergh (Gary Cole). Both films are fantastically funny, but which bad boss flick is really the best? 👔
Best bad boss movie: '9 to 5' or 'Office Space'?
"9 to 5" was in many ways ahead of its time. The movie showcased smart women being mistreated, insulted, passed over for promotions and sexually harassed by their company's autocratic boss (played by Dabney Coleman). When they unite to overthrow him and transform their company in the process, it was a dream come true for millions of working women. Plus, Dolly's theme song became an anthem for downtrodden working stiffs everywhere.
"Office Space," written and directed by Mike Judge, satirizes the soul-sucking treadmill of a late-1990s software company, but it also gives a nod to the bad bosses and bureaucratic idiocy at corporate restaurant chains. It was not a big box office success, but has since become a cult film. "Office Space" is widely known for the portrayal of the uber bad boss, Bill Lumbergh. The film is also known for its depiction of the soulless, selfish, and stupid rules that govern corporate America. Anyone who's ever filled out a TPS report can relate.