- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 16, 2004
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: BBC Warner
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Music Video: "If You Don't Love Me By Now" Complete Music Video
- Director's Commentaryr
- Documentary: Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary
- Featurette: Making of "Freelove Freeway" single
- Music Clips - "Freelove Freeway" single
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/12/2004
"One of the great charms of this curtain call for Brent and the other characters is that you find you truly care what happens to them."
With David Brent (Ricky Gervais) receiving his marching orders at the end of THE OFFICE's second season, this two-part special shines a light on what happened to Brent in his post-paper merchant career. The office itself now falls under the watchful eye of Gareth (Mackenzie Crook), who took Brent's job, with his sparring partner Tim (Martin Freeman) going to increasingly odd lengths to make Gareth's life a misery. Meanwhile, Dawn (Lucy Davis) and Lee (Joel Beckett) have moved to the sunnier climate of Florida, but don't appear to be terribly thrilled about it. Brent blew his redundancy package on a pop career, which ended before it had really begun due to an awful single (a cover of "If You Don't Know Me By Now," with requisite cheesy video), and now plys his trade as a travelling salesman who sells cleaning products. But the documentary makers have some fun in store, by bringing all the former Wernham-Hogg employees back together for the annual office Christmas party. Naturally sparks fly, but the laughs still come thick and fast, as do a few surprises as the show reaches its dramatic, and poignant, conclusion.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Three years after the cameras stopped rolling, the BBC returns to Wernham Hogg to catch up with the staff, past and present, of the most famous paper merchants in Slough. Gareth is now office manager and Tim, last seen asking Dawn out (again), appears to be nearing the point of despair. David Brent has blown his redundancy money on releasing a single, and now makes his living selling cleaning products door-to-door and making z-list celebrity appearances. Meanwhile, Dawn and her fiance Lee have relocated to Florida, but are being flown over specially by the documentary makers for the end-of-year office party. This two-part special of finally brings the story to a close, as we find out whether anyone in this life ever gets what they really want.