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Joel, the owner of an extract plant, tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife and employees who want to take advantage of him.

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Joel, the owner of an extract manufacturing plant, constantly finds himself in precarious situations that steadily worsen by the minute. First, his soon-to-be floor manager acquires a serious injury in a machine malfunctioning accident that subsequently endangers the wellbeing of his company. Second, his personal life doesn't fair much better when he takes the advice of his bartending friend Dean during a drug-induced brainstorming session on how to test his wife's faithfulness. Finally, compounding these catastrophes is new employee Cindy, who happens to be a scam artist intent on milking the company for all its worth. Now, Joel must attempt to piece his company and his marriage back together all while trying to figure out what he's really after in life. Written by The Massie Twins

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A comedy that hits you where it hurts. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for language, sexual references and some drug use | See all certifications »

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4 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glavni sastojak  »

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Box Office

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,513,634 (USA) (4 September 2009)

Gross:

$10,814,185 (USA) (9 October 2009)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gene Simmons' character, Joe Adler, is a nod to attorney Jim Adler and his "Have you been injured?!?!" local TV commercials. See more »

Goofs

While Joel and Dean are drinking beers together at a table, the facing of the beer in front of Dean keeps changing between shots. See more »

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Guitar Salesman #2: Yeah, it's expensive, but it's sweet. Yeah.
Guitar Salesman #1: Are you familiar with Gibson humbucking pickups at all, or...
Cindy: No, I'm sorry. I actually don't play. It's for my dad for his 50th birthday.
Guitar Salesman #1: That's, that's really sweet.
Cindy: Yeah, my sisters and I are all chipping in, so...
Guitar Salesman #2: Your dad will love these humbuckings. I mean, they really kick ass.
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Crazy Credits

There is a short scene during the end credits. See more »

Connections

Features The American Outdoorsman (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Got The) Same Old Blues
Written by J.J. Cale
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great fun!
7 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went in to see this movie with pretty low expectations after having read the tepid reviews here and seeing the film only got 63% on rotten tomatoes. I was really pleasantly surprised! First of all, Jason Bateman is awesome and his strength and performance really carry this film. There are a couple of memorable supporting characters but for the most part I felt the actors playing the supporting characters could have been better. Ben Affleck is amusing. Kristen Wiig is a great foil for Jason Bateman.

The story is fairly simple but eventful and effective. I laughed out loud several times. The running time is perfect at 90 minutes. Overall, my husband and I loved this movie and were very entertained. I recommend it.


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