David Brent: Life on the Road

Life on the Road
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ricky Gervais
  • Written by: Ricky Gervais
  • Cast: Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown, Andy Burrows, Rebecca Gethings
  • UK release: 19 August 2016

David Brent (Gervais) takes unpaid leave to pursue rock stardom with his band Foregone Conclusion. The skin-crawling songs are worth the price of admission, although the comedy feels crueller than before, and after a brilliant start and amusing middle, the film dissolves into cheap sentiment.

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David Brent: Life On The Road

15 Aug 20163 stars

Despite some laugh-out-loud moments, The Office boss's return to the screen is somewhat underwhelming

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Ricky Gervais says David Brent film is 'parable' about fame

8 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Ricky Gervais says 'Life On The Road' is a "parable" about fame. The 53-year-old comedian - who is set to reprise his role as the delusional David Brent in 'The Office' spin-off movie - has revealed the mockumentary, which sees the former paper company…

David Brent movie is almost a musical, says Ricky Gervais

29 Aug 2014

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Ricky Gervais says the new David Brent movie is "almost a musical". The comedian has given fans of the TV character a preview of what they can expect from the much-hyped film, revealing that it'll take the shape of another fake documentary "about what…

Ricky Gervais recalls failed music career to write Life on the Road

13 Aug 2014

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Ricky Gervais is using his own failed music career to inspire his latest film 'Life on the Road'. The much-anticipated flick will follow the musical exploits of David Brent - the focal point of Gervais' most famous comedy creation 'The Office', which…

Ricky Gervais makes David Brent movie

5 Aug 2014

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Ricky Gervais is making a movie on David Brent. The 53-year-old comedian is planning to shoot the feature length film 'Life on the Road', which is based on his awkward character in 'The Office', next year. The movie catches up with David after he was…

Ricky Gervais plans David Brent movie

22 Aug 2013

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Ricky Gervais is planning a David Brent film. The British comedian wants to bring 'The Office' character's struggle to break into the music industry to life on the big screen, and it seems the recent return of the hapless office manager in a series of…

David Brent: Life on the Road

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