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USA: Miramax Films
UK: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Kristen Wiig, Clifton Collins Jr, David Koechner, J K Simmons, T J Miller, Beth Grant, Gene Simmons, Dustin Milligan, Javier Gutierrez, Lamberto Gutierrez, Lidia Porto Matt Schulze
Director: Mike Judge
USA: 91 mins
UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: R for language, sexual references and some drug use
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, sex references and drug use
USA Release Date: 4 September 2009
UK Release Date: 23 April 2010
EXTRACT, is the latest comedy from writer/director Mike Judge (OFFICE SPACE, KING OF THE HILL, BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD). Joel, played by Jason Bateman (JUNO, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), is one step away from selling his flavour extract factory Reynold Extracts and retiring to easy street when a freak workplace accident sets in motion a series of disasters that put his business and personal life in jeopardy.
Sexually frustrated, Joel has to reach his front door by 8 o'clock, otherwise his wife, Suzie (Kristen Wiig) gives him hell. He confides in his best pal, Dean (Ben Affleck) and
soon finds himself wrapped up in a convoluted scheme to make Suzie cheat on him first with a dim-witted gigolo (Dustin Milligan) - thereby allowing him to pursue beautiful new employee Cindy (Mila Kunis) with a clear conscience. Unbeknownst to Joel, the object of his affections is a con artist/sociopath - just one step away from having her parole revoked.
In the process of completing the sale of his business to General Millshen a bottleneck occurs on the line, resulting in an accident that costs one of the assembly line workers a portion of his manhood. Seeing a big payday, Cindy woos the otherwise loyal employee, convincing him to sue for millions, engaging bus bench lawyer Joe Adler (KISS's Gene Simmons) to "fight for his rights" - regardless of the fact that doing so will cost Joel the factory.
The film also stars Kristen Wiig (SNL, GHOST TOWN), Mila Kunis (FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL) and Ben Affleck (STATE OF PLAY).