The 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.
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