Movie Review: Extract

extractThe creator of Office Space, writer-director Mike Judge, moves from cubicles to the assembly line with Extract – his outrageous return to workplace comedy, featuring a hilarious ensemble cast of quirky characters. About to sell his successful flavor extract company, life is almost sweet for Joel (Jason Bateman) until a freak on-the-job accident happens. Add to that his bored wife (Kristen Wiig), his laid-back best friend (Ben Affleck), a sexy con artist (Mila Kunis) who blows into town with dollar signs in her bedroom eyes, and a dumb gigolo – and life as he knows it turns sour. Filled with laugh-out-loud one-liners and raunchy comedy, Extract is 100% pure hilarity.

I almost didn’t watch this – the description of “raunchy” comedy put me off. But, we loved Office Space, so I decided to give it a try and turn it off if it was too awful. It was actually enjoyable – and the comedy wasn’t as raunchy as it could have been. Jason Bateman is quickly becoming a favorite of mine – I loved him in Juno. But the highlight of this film is Ben Affleck playing a completely different character for him – a stoned out bartender who pretty much ruins his friends’ life – and wants a cut of the action in return.

I was accidentally sent two copies of this, so I have one copy of the DVD to give away.

~ Giveaway open to the US and Canada.

~ Leave a comment for one entry.

~ In your comment, tell me your all-time favorite comedy movie for a second entry.

~ All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST, Friday, January 1st, 2010.

Disclosure: Extract was provided to me by Click Communications for the purpose of review and giveaway. The above link is an Amazon Affiliate link. If you click on the link and then purchase anything, I receive a small percentage.

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14 Responses to Movie Review: Extract

  1. Care
    Twitter: bkclubcare
    says:

    Jason Bateman seems to be in every movie I’ve seen lately! He’s getting to be as ubiquitous as Christopher Walken…
    Let’s see, my fave comedy? I would have to say Uncle Buck. :)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Care – It’s been years since I watched Uncle Buck – but I remember that it was hilarious!

  2. I still remember Jason Bateman from his days on Little House on the Prairie and Silver Spoons. He still looks the same too! This movie doesn’t ring any bells for me. I am glad you ended up enjoying it, Carrie. No need to enter me in the giveaway.
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Review: Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowden =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Wendy – I remembered Silver Spoons, but had forgotten about Little House on the Prairie. I loved that show!

  3. ann says:

    My brother LOVES office space so if I won I would probably give this to him if I won.

    Personally I would say my favorite comedy is Mr. Bean (the series).. although I didn’t like the movie!
    .-= ann´s last blog ..cute Christmas items in MoMA sale =-.

  4. Kathy says:

    We’re fans of Office Space too, so I’d love to be entered! Thanks!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

  5. Kathy says:

    My all time favorite comedy movie is Annie Hall.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

  6. Anne Taylor says:

    I love Jason Bateman! I think he’s very under rated sometimes!

    thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

  7. Anne Taylor says:

    My all time favourite comedy movie has to be “The Pest” I know its kind of juvenile, but its alot of fun! I saw The Hangover the other day and its pretty funny as well!

    thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

  8. stacybuckeye says:

    Love Jason Bateman. My favorite comedy is a tie between When Harry Met Sally and Planes, Trains and Automobliles.
    .-= stacybuckeye´s last blog ..The results are in… =-.

  9. Amy says:

    I am a HUGE OFFICE SPACE fan and also a fan of Jason Bateman. This one sounds great!!! But to narrow my favorite comedy down to one…it would have to be THE JERK. I believe many of life’s answers can be found in this film:

    Don’t trust Whitey.
    Lord loves a working man.
    If you catch it, see a doctor and get rid of it!!!

    -Amy
    Life by Candlelight
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..INCORRIGIBLE CHILDREN OF ASHTON PLACE (Book One) by Maryrose Wood =-.

  10. Alita says:

    This movie looks great – I’d love to win a copy!

    Favourite comedy is hard to narrow down, but last night I saw Funny Face for the very first time. How have I gone all these years without seeing that? So amazing.
    .-= Alita´s last blog ..New Year Read-a-thon! =-.

  11. Amy S. says:

    I love Jason Bateman, ever since Silver Spoon and def. Arrested Development. He’s fab in Up in the Air too.

    My take on this: http://entertainmentrealm.com/2009/12/29/extract-dvd-review/

    Nothing will EVER come close to Office Space. Such a classic!!!

    And Ben Affleck must have had SO much fun in that role.
    .-= Amy S.´s last blog ..Small Kingdoms: book review =-.

  12. Amy S. says:

    I agree with you that Ben Affleck was outstanding in State of Play and that film overall was great– it didn’t receive enough att’n. People have no taste. And yes, he was great in Hollywoodland. Of course, I am partial to Ben, he’s from Massachusetts. I was an extra in one of his first films (School Ties– not on screen). I love him in Chasing Amy and Jersey Girl and of course Good Will Hunting. He’s underrated. People give Matt all the att’n and yes, Matt is good sometimes (The Informant!, the Bourne series) but rent Changing Lanes for Ben- great performance there. And Jennifer Affleck and those adorable girls! He’s a winner to me.

    and phenom direction for Gone Baby Gone.
    .-= Amy S.´s last blog ..Small Kingdoms: book review =-.