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Extract (2009)

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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.

Director:

Mike Judge

Writer:

Mike Judge
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Joel
Mila Kunis ... Cindy
Kristen Wiig ... Suzie
Ben Affleck ... Dean
J.K. Simmons ... Brian
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Step
Dustin Milligan ... Brad
David Koechner ... Nathan
Beth Grant ... Mary
T.J. Miller ... Rory
Javier Gutierrez Javier Gutierrez ... Hector
Lidia Porto ... Gabriella
Gene Simmons ... Joe Adler
Matt Schulze ... Willie
Lamberto Gutierrez Lamberto Gutierrez ... Victor
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

This Labor Day, the creator of OFFICE SPACE heads back to work. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Extract See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,513,634, 6 September 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,814,185, 11 October 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in the pawn shop where Cindy (Mila Kunis) sells the stolen guitar, was filmed in the same store used for the infamous pawn shop scenes in Pulp Fiction (1994). See more »

Goofs

On the promotion poster Joels' LEFT eye is black. In the movie it's his RIGHT eye that gets smashed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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

Featured in At the Movies: Episode #24.1 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Hoogie Boogie
(1949)
Written by Bernard Besman, John Lee Hooker
Performed by John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records
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Very Likable Movie
13 August 2010 | by kimi_layercakeSee all my reviews

"Extract" works well with a majority of its audience. Reason is clear...the cast is very good, story is not boring or cheap; comedy is neither vulgar nor downright stupid; at ~90 minutes it doesn't bore anyone and it has a happy ending!!! Cast wise, a very good job. Jason Bateman plays the sex-deprived businessman role very well. Mila Kunis looks hot throughout the movie and that's exactly what her character was all about. Ben Affleck has a small but a very funny role. JK Simmons hardly does anything wrong about his acting. Others are good in their context.

The best thing about "Extract" is that the humor is maintained throughout the movie. It's neither cheap vulgar comedy nor downright stupid comedy. The comedy is an elaborate mix of these two poles and that's why this movie is like able. All the characters seem to be performing on a high wire and carry themselves very naturally. There is never a dull moment taking into account the short running time. Besides, the soundtrack is so cool. Really lovely songs.

Overall, "Extract" is a good movie. Can't say it's a very good movie, but still I can guarantee few smiles for sure.

My Verdict: 7/10


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