Broadsheet Trailer Park: David Brent: Life On The Road



What you may need to know:

I just… Nope, I just can’t.

2. Has anyone ever done so much with so little as Ricky Gervais? Piers Morgan, perhaps. Or James Corden.

3. There’s an album on the way too. Comedy gold.

The Office wasn’t funny if you happened to work in one.

5. Don’t feed him and he’ll just go away. Until the next Golden Globes.

This is what will become of Leather Jacket Guy in 5 to 10 years’ time. Take heart.

Broadsheet prognosis: A cold, hard look into the empty soul of Ricky Gervais.

Release Date:
August 19.

33 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: David Brent: Life On The Road

  1. Grouse

    I’m under no illusions that this will be good, but Gervais’s ability to reanimate the character after all these years is remarkable. The central joke of the trailer is way overcooked, but those little vocalisations Brent does are incredible. The squeaks and grunts.

        1. Anomanomanom

          Iv liked the actors in the show in other things they’ve done. I just much prefer the USA office to the English one

  2. ivan

    And I know Corden’s an easy target, but Christonabike, he co-wrote Gavin and Stacey, one of the most astutely observed comedies this side of Phoenix Nights….

    1. classter

      I’m not sure if your comment was meant as an ‘astutely observed comedy’ or not, ivan.

      I hope so.

  3. Joni2015

    He’s had some dodgy stuff recently but the office is one of the greatest comedies ever. Extras was great as well.

  4. LeopoldGloom

    Now I’m not a big fan of Gervais by any means (Give me Merchant every time), but to pan him and the office, while continually posting absolute turd from Leather jacket guy (who looks like a waxwork) is nonsense

  5. Goodnight Ireland

    It’s laughable that you put up LJG and then slag off Brent. That trailer is not great, but the original office was excellent.

  6. Steak on the horn

    I think the trailer looks good, Brent’s character hasn’t developed or evolved and that’s precisely what I and I think most fans would want.
    The only issue I have is with the format. I’d have preferred a three part mini series on tv. Cinema is the wrong medium for this. Same with Alan Partridge when his movie came out, it was enjoyable to watch but by the end it felt a bit wrong. I think these all work better in their 30 minute chunks with a larger arc spread over three shows, and a smaller side story in each one.
    I hope TIm makes an appearance.

    1. rotide

      Generally BS is behind the trailer zeitgeist by about 2 days to a week.

      Which is fine , you give up the speed for the ‘review’ aspect.

      r eddit and social media is where you’ll see trailers first.

  7. Hank

    Jaypers, who the hell is Mark Ryall and who gave him the keys to the internet?
    The Office is quite possibly the most perfectly observed TV comedy of all time.

  8. Termagant

    Someone sounds bitter, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why. Did David Brent kick you in the shins?

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