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Certificate
15
Cast
Kristen Wiig
Mike Judge
Jason Bateman
Ben Affleck
Mila Kunis.
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Running Time
92 minutes

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Extract
Flavour-extraction has never been so much fun


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Plot
Factory owner Joel (Bateman) juggles personal and professional problems including a potentially unfaithful wife (Wiig) and dodgy employees.


Review
Extract
Swapping the white collar of Office Space for the blue collar of a flavour- extract plant, Mike Judge is on broader, less satirical, but still solidly entertaining form. The ever-dependable Jason Bateman is the owner who has problems in the factory
(a lawsuit on the back of a freak testicle accident), the bedroom (wife Kristen Wiig is no longer putting out) and the driveway (dullard neighbour David Koechner accosts him at every turn), so seeks respite by pursuing sexy con chick Mila Kunis. It mines
a similar vein of hick humour to My Name Is Earl, but Judge never straitjackets the ramshackle plot into formula. Stretches of it are very funny (particularly an extended bong sequence), stretches of it are far less so (it feels less credible than some of Judge’s cartoon work — King Of The Hill, Beavis & Butt-Head et al), but Judge really feels for these losers, making this shaggy, unfocused fun.


Verdict
Stretches of it are very funny (particularly an extended bong sequence), stretches of it are far less so, but Judge really feels for these losers, making this shaggy, unfocused fun.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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Posted by reminn at 11:52, 03 November 2010 | Report This Post


Extract

Extract works mainly because you feel like you're hanging out with real people. Sure, there are a lot of irritating characters and idiots , but the majority of the comedy comes from the reaction of Bateman and co. to said idiots. We like Bateman because we'd act just like he does in these situations, so we invariably feel kind of bad for him when things go tits up. ... More

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Thought it was OK, but apart from a few amusing moments its not really that funny, a shame considering the cast and writer involved, by the time it sort of dragged itself to the end I was left thinking 'was that it?' ... More

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