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At Theaters: 9/4/2009 On Video: 12/22/2009
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 31 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 539985
Studio: Miramax Pictures Inc.
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Joel, the owner of an extract plant, has to come to deal with his wife possible cheating on him with a younger man, his workers turning against each other and him, and a temp worker who has an attraction for the boss.
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Comedy - This is a dry, somewhat raunchy comedy aimed at younger adult audiences. Fans of Mike Judge's dry comic style will enjoy. Language and sexual and drug humor make the film inappropriate for children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jason Bateman STATE OF PLAY, HANCOCK, JUNO
Mila Kunis MAX PAYNE, FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
Kristen Wiig ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS, ADVENTURELAND
Ben Affleck STATE OF PLAY, HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU
Clifton Collins Jr. CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE, HORSEMEN, SUNSHINE CLEANING
Dustin Milligan IN THE LAND OF WOMEN
J.K. Simmons JENNIFER'S BODY, ALIENS IN THE ATTIC
David Koechner THE GOODS: LIVE HARD, SELL HARD, SEMI-PRO
Wri/Dir: Mike Judge OFFICE SPACE, UNTITLED MIKE JUDGE PROJECT
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About The Film
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 4 F-words, 22 S-words, 4 GD's, many others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Hits played for laughs.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, marijuana, pills.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Constant banter and wisecracks, often suggestive; physical gags; drug humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Extract is no masterpiece, but it's considerably better than many 2009 films that have received a more robust backing.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average A comedy need not be believable. But it needs to seem as if it's believable at least to itself.

USA Today Full Review
Good Extract ably blends sharp humor and a sense of gleeful absurdity.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 42 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
6
Fairly Low
83%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
18
Low
50%
30+Adults (F)
13
About 50/50
62%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 42 moviegoers:
TEENS:Just one of the six males really enjoyed it. Most of the rest rated it average. Needless to say, these aren't very good reviews.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The five males and females all rated it "Very God," which indicates an above average movie. That's a pretty good review, but certainly not great.
ADULTS:These are some poor reviews from the males. Only a small percentage truly enjoyed it. Most rated it average to below average with some truly hating it. The female reviews are a bit better. Close to half of them rated it above average, but there aren't very many high reviews and there are lots of low to very low reviews. Not a movie that I would recommend.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
A small business owner employs an odd cast of losers, loners and misfits in his flavor extract factory. To the outside eye, Joel Reynold (Jason Bateman) seems to have everything. After all, being the owner of a business he built from the ground up - with its patented brand of culinary extracts - should make the "Extract King" a happy man.

However, if Joel hasn't reached his front door by 8 o'clock, he'll find his wife, Suzie (Kristen Wiig) cinching up her sweatpants - and about as interested in him as he is in her mastery of supermarket coupon design. Sexually frustrated, Joel confides in his best pal, Dean (Ben Affleck), a barkeep - and soon finds himself wrapped up in a convoluted scheme to make Suzie cheat on him first with a dim-witted gigolo (Dustin Milligan) - thereby allowing him to pursue beautiful new employee Cindy (Mila Kunis) with a clear conscience. Unbeknownst to Joel, the object of his affections is a con artist/sociopath - just one step away from having her parole revoked.

Meanwhile, Joel and his second-in-command, Brian (J.K. Simmons) have entered negotiations for a buyout of Reynold Extracts by General Mills. All they need to do is keep things tidy, quiet and moving while waiting for the final offer. Of course, this fails to take into account the employees on the factory floor: Step (Clifton Collins, Jr.), a machismo-ridden doofus and self-proclaimed "fastest sorter" with lofty aspirations of rising to Floor Manager; Rory (T.J. Miller), a goth-rock geek who spends more time passing out flyers for his band than shuffling extract bottles; and Mary (Beth Grant), a fanny-packed, bitter slouch at the end of the assembly line who'd rather fold her arms and shake her head than keep life at Reynold moving along - which is exactly what she's doing when a bottleneck occurs on the line, resulting in a chain of accidents that cost poor Step a portion of his manhood.

Seeing a big payday, the con-artist temp woos the otherwise-loyal Step, convincing him to sue for millions, engaging bus bench lawyer Joe Adler (KISS's Gene Simmons) to "fight for his rights" - regardless of the fact that doing so will cost Joel the factory.

With his dry wit and remarkable ear for character and dialogue, Mike Judge brings his trademark "flavor" to these seemingly disparate threads, tying them together into an antic comedy about life in the middle.

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