Sketchy and fitfully amusing comedy finds mild-mannered Joel (Bateman), the owner of a flavor-extract factory, besieged at work and at home. An assembly-line accident lawsuit is trouble since Joel was about to sell the company while newly-hired hottie Cindy (Kunis) turns out to be a con woman whom Joel stills lusts after. Meanwhile, to appease his conscience, Joel tries to have himbo Brad (Mulligan) seduce Joel's frigid wife Suzie (Wiig). Doesn't really hold together but may follow Judge's other work-related flick "Office Space" into belated cultdom.
Mike Judge has made the blue-collar counterpart to the white-collar comedy that made Office Space one of the most successful cult comedies of the last few years in the even better Extract, one of the funnier films of the year and a great showcase for one of our most underrated ...Read More
This is the prototypical example of a film's trailer being FAR better than the film itself. In fact, if you've seen the trailer, don't bother watching the movie at all. It deserves no more of a person's time than a cliffs notes, abbreviated recap. The entire running time feels like a failed pilot episode to what would make a bad sit-com. Barely a chuckle in sight, nothing particularly funny or rememberable at all with even Mila Kunis' amazing beauty wasted and held in check. The most unremarkable film of the year that really can't even be labeled as a comedy.