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David Brent: Life on the Road


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David Brent: Life on the Road 2016 15

96 mins United Kingdom Director. Ricky Gervais

Twelve years after The Office, Slough’s premier paper salesman now works as a rep for a feminine hygiene company, but has never truly discarded the dream of forging a rock ‘n’ roll career. Cashing in his pension and assembling a crack crew of session musicians, he hits the road for one last shot at the big time with his band ‘Foregone Conclusion’.

Structured as a ‘where are they now’-style TV followup to The Office focusing solely on Wernham Hogg’s main attraction, Life on the Road is both a development from the confines of the BBC sitcom and also a welcome dedication to Ricky Gervais’ extraordinary comic creation. All the tics, mannerisms and excruciating faux pas are paraded in all their widescreen glory, while a hilarious roster of new songs constitute the Foregone Conclusion back catalogue, including the viral video hit ‘Lady Gypsy’. Written and directed by Gervais himself, Life on the Road is a riotously essential return for one of the great comic characters of the 21st-century.

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15 strong sex references, very strong language




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