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Film Review: Extract

EXTRACT (15) *** DIRECTED BY: MIKE JUDGE STARRING: JASON BATEMAN, MILA KUNIS, JK SIMMONS, BEN AFFLECK

A DECADE on from his sublime white collar wage-slave comedy Office Space, director Mike Judge returns to the workplace for this gentle satire. Jason Bateman's Joel Reynold is the CEO of a small but profitable food extract manufacturing plant who has grown bored with his lot. With work no longer a challenge and a wife (Kristen Wiig) who prefers spending her evenings slouching around in libido-killing tracksuit bottoms, he decides to take advice from a barman pal (Ben Affleck) and hire a sweet-but-dumb gigolo to seduce his wife so he can pursue new employee Cindy (Mila Kunis) with a clear conscience.

 
 
 

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