David Brent: Life on the Road

Synopsis: A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British TV series The Office (2001), as he now fancies himself a rock star on the road.
Genre: Comedy, Music
Director(s): Ricky Gervais
Production: Netflix
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
54
Rotten Tomatoes:
61%
Year:
2016
96 min
$2,348,170
730 Views


Sort of like the dream team, really,

some of these guys.

- Jezza. Just biggin' you up.

- Sorry, mate, I'm talking, what?

He's great when he's out with the clients.

They love him, but...

he wants... I don't know...

he's like a kid, he wants attention.

You know, you see a man that age

and you think, "What are you doing?"

Lovely Serena again.

The one that plays hard to get.

- Please, Brent.

- No.

- I can't stand him.

- Okay.

I know how that looks.

I know in your little documentary thing

you're just gonna paint me out

to be, like, the b*tch, but...

if I give him an inch, that's it.

Here's the boss.

Keeping an eye on us

is, uh, head of sales, Andy Chapman.

I used to have my own office.

Better than that in a way.

I prefer it out here with the troops

because we have a laugh.

I'm sort of my own boss,

but we're all equal, so anything goes.

I'm one of the lads.

What's he doing?

- Ah, Mr Brent.

- "Ah, Mr Brent."

- What is that?

- F*** knows.

"F*** knows." Oh, my God,

I have to sit next to this nutter.

F*** know... F*** nose.

Are you sure you want a pun war with me?

I love puns.

Highest form of wit in my opinion.

Nigel gets it 'cause he's a bit cooler,

like me, not a corporate stuffed shirt.

He's a mentalist.

Maracas. These are my knackers, more like.

Bollocks.

Look, aren't my plums a bit red, Doctor?

Turn round and see plums in your face.

Top banta. They call us Bant and Dec.

Don't they?

- Well, we sometimes call ourselves that.

- Yeah.

And Brentertainment.

- That's more you.

- You're in. Come here.

David's David, isn't he?

He's just... He's a lovely bloke.

I think he's brilliant.

Makes me laugh anyway.

I know most people don't get him...

but I do.

Most people don't get me, but he does.

So it's nice.

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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Dene Gervais (; born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and singer. Gervais worked initially in the music industry, attempting a career as a pop star in the 1980s as the singer of the new wave act Seona Dancing and working as the manager of the then-unknown band Suede before turning to comedy. Gervais appeared on The 11 O'Clock Show on Channel 4 between 1998 and 2000. In 2000, he was given a Channel 4 talk show, Meet Ricky Gervais, and then achieved greater mainstream fame a year later with his BBC television series The Office. It was followed by Extras in 2005. He co-wrote and co-directed both series with Stephen Merchant. In addition to writing and directing the shows, he played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. He reprised his role as Brent in the comedy film Life on the Road. Gervais began his stand-up career in the late 1990s. He has performed five multi-national stand-up comedy tours and wrote the Flanimals book series. Gervais, Merchant and Karl Pilkington created the podcast, The Ricky Gervais Show, which has spawned various spin-offs starring Pilkington and produced by Gervais and Merchant.He has also starred in the Hollywood films Ghost Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, and wrote, directed and starred in The Invention of Lying and the Netflix released Special Correspondents. He hosted the Golden Globe Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016, and appears on the game show Child Support. Gervais has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In a 2004 poll for the BBC, he was named the third most influential person in British culture. In 2007, he was voted the 11th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups and again in the updated 2010 list as the 3rd greatest stand-up comic. In 2010, he was named on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people. more…

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