David Brent: Life on the Road is one of those films which is both funny and touching at the same time. Brent's journey is a long one, which doesn't really go far. He is a character you just have to feel for , he puts all his money into a music tour only to book gigs in a small london area. He pays for a band who hate him and has a bunch of songs which are all pretty racist, sexist or insulting. This is what makes the film so funny though, the tracks in this film are halarious but crazily play really well. I loved Lady Gypsy before I even saw the film and there are some balls out funny songs like Native American, Don't Make Fun of the Disabelds and my favorite Equality Street. The story does however have a touching side we see Brent realize about his life, his need to be popular and his drive to keep going right to the very end even when people put you down.
Life on the Road is a very funny film, a dry humor but very funny. I was never a massive fan of The Office, this wasn't really a show I bothered with in my younger days, however I do find Ricky Gervais very funny from his stand up and films like Ghost Town. What got me excited for the film was the music video Lady Gypsy, which is a very catchy song and to be fair Gervais has a very good singing voice. You don't need to be a fan of The Office to enjoy this film. I would even suggest listening to the album as well, it is HILARIOUS.