Brent back on the job

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DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD (MA15+)

David Brent: Life on the Road. work­place floor, David’s main fo­cus th­ese days is giv­ing his long-held dream of a mu­sic ca­reer one last shot.

So with his an­nual hol­i­days com­ing up, David plun­ders his super fund and blows a stack of dough on fund­ing his own Bri­tish con­cert tour.

Need­less to say, it isn’t long be­fore Mr Brent and his less-than-en­thused hired band Fore­gone Con­clu­sion are caus­ing frowns and clear­ing rooms with orig­i­nal ma­te­rial that is abysmally av­er­age.

It is in­ter­est­ing to note that the mu­si­cal com­po­nent of Life on the Road is its weak­est com­po­nent. With a few ex­cep­tions, the many songs show­cased here are never quite as funny as Ger­vais ob­vi­ously thinks they are.

How­ever, when the movie just gives us David Brent be­ing David Brent – al­ways obliv­i­ous, yet never quite ob­nox­ious – the end re­sults are some of the big­gest grouped laughs I’ve heard in a cin­ema all year.

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