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An earnest ball of yarn named Purl gets a job at a fast-paced, high energy, male-centric start-up. Things start to unravel as she tries to fit in with this close-knit group. Purl must ask ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bret 'Brook' Parker Bret 'Brook' Parker ... Purl (voice) (as Bret Parker)
Michael Daley Michael Daley ... Office Bro (voice)
Michael Frederickson Michael Frederickson ... Office Bro (voice)
Erik Langley Erik Langley ... Office Bro (voice)
Jimmy Lillard Jimmy Lillard ... Office Bro (voice)
Austin Madison Austin Madison ... Office Bro (voice)
Kelsey Mann Kelsey Mann ... Office Bro (voice)
Kyle McDaniel Kyle McDaniel ... Office Bro (voice)
Victor Navone Victor Navone ... Office Bro (voice)
Michael Yates Michael Yates ... Office Bro (voice)
Aphton Corbin Aphton Corbin ... Office Lady (voice)
Mitra Shahidi Mitra Shahidi ... Office Lady (voice)
Domee Shi ... Office Lady (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emily Davis ... Lacy (voice)
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An earnest ball of yarn named Purl gets a job at a fast-paced, high energy, male-centric start-up. Things start to unravel as she tries to fit in with this close-knit group. Purl must ask herself how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for and in the end is it worth it?

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Rated PG for rude humor/language

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English

Release Date:

4 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Pixar's first short film to not release theatrically since Tin Toy (1988). See more »

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Office Bro: What's the difference between a porcupine and a BMW? With a porcupine, the pricks are on the outside.
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It's okay....and will likely appeal more to women.
15 February 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I am a guy and because of that, I might not be the best person to review this film from Pixar. Why? Because it clearly was intended for women and not surprisingly the director and executive producer are women. It's a metaphor for women fitting into a male-dominated work force and I am sure a lot of folks will love it. Me...I was mildly impressed.

The story is about a ball of yarn who comes to work in a company where all the employees you see are cookie-cutter men---who all look similar and act similar and are all a part of the old boys network. The yarn is made to feel out of place until Purl eventually learns to fit in by changing who it is. What's next? See the film.

The animation was good....not great. The story was good. My only serious complaint was cursing in the film....I don't think it needed that. Apart from that I did enjoy it but felt the message was a bit heavy-handed and obvious....but perhaps for many it isn't so obvious that women deserve a place with the men...and they shouldn't need to change who they are to get it.


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