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Extract (2009)

Cast: Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, more...
Director: Mike Judge
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Studio: Miramax
Genre: Comedies, Black Comedy
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish, French

Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Kristen Wiig, Clifton Collins, and J.K. Simmons star in writer/director Mike Judge's comedy about a flower-extract plant owner contending with an ever-growing avalanche of personal and professional disasters. An employee at the factory has just suffered an unfortunate accident on the assembly line, but little does the put-upon owner realize that things are about to get much worse. As the injured employee threatens to sue and it begins to look like his company will be bought out, the frazzled owner attempts to catch the culprit responsible for stealing wallets from the coat room and begins to suspect that his wife is sleeping with the gigolo he hired to seduce her. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

Mike Judge has always presented sophisticated takes on human behavior, but he only recently allowed his anti-heroes to take charge. His fourth movie as a writer-director, Extract, focuses on trouble in suburbia and revolves around a dissatisfied factory owner. This brief synopsis alone should demonstrate the breadth of Judge's thematic journey, but a deeper look reveals its methodical progression. In this essay, Eric Kohn guides us through Mike Judge's Extracted Truth: from the sophomoric antics of Beavis and Butthead, Idiocracy, and his most recent film. Full article >>

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