Extract
2009

Director: Mike Judge
Cast: Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, J. K. Simmons, Clifton Collins, Jr., Dustin Milligan, David Koechner, Beth Grant, T.J. Miller, Gene Simmons

Joel Reynolds is eager to sell his unglamorous flavour extract company, but an expensive lawsuit puts a spanner in the works. Joel’s marriage is also in the doldrums, so he hires a brainless gigolo to seduce his wife in order to have guilt-free sex with a flirty employee. Mike Judge’s Office Space was a poignant and humorous movie about men in cubicles. This one is set in a factory, but, for the life of me, I cannot see any reason why this story needs to be told. It doesn’t work as a workplace comedy or as a sex comedy. The film is pointless, charmless and utterly devoid of laughs, not to mention a waste of a great cast.