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
When Nathan (David Koechner) comes round to ask for money for the tickets, he says, "Mmmyeah, I'm going to need you to go ahead and write a check for those tickets. That'd be grrreattt." This is a reference to the character of Bill Lumbergh in Office Space (1999), who frequently spoke like this. See more »
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 »
This film is about an extract factory owner who encounters problems with his family life and in the work place.
Though the delivery of the film is a little flat, the plot does offers engaging moments that makes viewers care for the characters. Though "Extract" is marketed as a comedy, it is not a film that makes you laugh out loud. Instead, it makes you smile when you appreciate Joel's series of unfortunate situations. Many scenes give just the imagery of what is happening, but does not spell it out. For example, the two shots of the wife tying her trousers gives viewers an idea what is being conveyed, in such a subtle manner that is seldom found in comedies. Some people may think "Extract" is a bore, but I do not think so.
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