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The British sitcom The Office has the most devoted following this side of Monty Python, so an American remake seemed doomed. Amazingly, the remake actually finds its own enjoyable version of the original's uncanny comedy of embarrassment. Office manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell, The Daily Show, The 40 Year-Old Virgin) believes he's the beloved leader of the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of a paper products company--but his relentless and painfully forced efforts at comedy creep out everyone around him, including paranoid Dwight (Rainn Wilson, who had a memorable recurring role on Six Feet Under), nervous receptionist Pam (Jenna Fischer, LolliLove), and aimless salesman Jim (John Krasinski, A New Wave), who's smitten with the already engaged Pam. The pilot episode suffers from closely replicating the British pilot, but after that The Office finds its own footing, turning diversity training, an office birthday party, and a basketball game into excruciating yet hypnotically funny rituals of humiliation. Carell, though clearly talented, can't match Ricky Gervais' unique performance as the aggressively needy British manager (it's hard to imagine that anyone could); as a result, the supporting roles become more prominent, and Wilson, Fischer, and Krasinski quickly create a rapport that matches and may even exceed that of their British counterparts. Be sure to watch the deleted scenes; remarkably, they're as good as the material that made it on the air in this six-episode season.

DVD Features

  • "Pilot" Commentary with Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson and BJ Novak
  • "Pilot" Commentary with John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, BJ Novak, Greg Daniels and Ken Kwapis
  • "Diversity Day" Commentary with Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, BJ Novak and Greg Daniels
  • "The Alliance" Commentary with John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, BJ Novak, Greg Daniels, Larry Wilmore, Paul Lieberstein, Mindy Kaling and Michael Schur
  • "Basketball" Commentary Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, BJ Novak and Greg Daniels
  • Deleted Scenes from every episode

Cast

Steve CarellMichael Scott
Rainn WilsonDwight Schrute
John KrasinskiJim Halpert
Jenna FischerPam Beesly
B.J. NovakRyan Howard
Oscar NuñezOscar Martinez
Brian BaumgartnerKevin Malone
Angela KinseyAngela Martin
Leslie David BakerStanley Hudson
Phyllis SmithPhyllis Lapin
Mindy KalingKelly Kapoor
Paul LiebersteinToby Flenderson
Creed BrattonCreed Bratton
Kate FlanneryMeredith Palmer
Craig RobinsonDarryl Philbin
David DenmanRoy Anderson
Melora HardinJan Levinson
Larry WilmoreMr. Brown
Patrice O'NealLonny
Matt DeCaroJerry
Karly RothenbergMadge
Amy AdamsKaty

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