Blu-Ray Review: Extract

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image That was a surprisingly tasteful funeral.

Synopsis Extract is the latest Mike Judge film that virtually no one saw in the theatres but will likely become a cult classic.  He returns to the mundacity of “office life” by following the lives of some warehouse/assembly line workers of a flavor extract company.

Wow.  Except for the made-up word, that almost sounded like it was from a real review.

Hilarity ensues when a grifter, the very adorable, hot and underrated Mila Kunis, joins the company in order to con a recently injured worker out of his workman’s comp settlement. There’s also a whacky B-plot about factory owner Jason Bateman arranging to have his asexual wife to have sex with a stranger so that he can have sex with Mila Kunis.

What I Liked Kristen Wiig – duh.
Mila Kunis – double duh.

What I Disliked Heineken product placement.
Conclusion Judge cheerypicks from the casts of many of the great comedies of the 2000s – Juno [Jason Bateman, J. K. Simmons] Forgetting Sarah Marshall [Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig], Drillbit Taylor [David Koechner].  One has to wonder where Seth Rogin was.

But in the end, I could only describe this film as pleasant.  It wants to be something but never really achieves anything.  The best part is Kristen Wiig telling off her neighbor who then inexplicably dies.

It’s doubtful this will become a cultural touchstone like Judge’s other films.

  • 0 Breasts
  • 0 Beasts
  • Machine Equipment to the Crotch-fu
  • Academy Award Nomination for Mila Kunis’ shirt for barely holding in those delicate scoops of lovely.


King Wally says check it out

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