MV5BMTgzNzU3OTQ4NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTY3MzA4Mg@@._V1_SX214_Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, JK Simmons

Joel (played by Bateman) is the owner of an extract factory, living moderately affluently with his wife Suzie (Wiig). The passion has gone out of his marriage, and he seeks advice from his bar tender friend Dean (a scraggly looking Affleck). This advice gets Joel into a messy business involving Suzie and a male prostitute.

Meanwhile, the factory has problems when a worker incurs a serious injury and threatens to sue the company. Cindy (Kunis), new employee and all-out scammer, is the instigator of the law suit, and the person who Joel seeks to spice up his life. When everything at home and at work is at boiling point, it’s up to him to take control and sort it all out.

This is a standard role for Bateman, but the first time I’ve seen Kunis as such a bad girl. Wiig doesn’t get much of a run which is a pity as she could have provided a lot more humour. Look out for a strange cameo by Gene Simmons.

This is quite a light, inoffensive film with a fairly solid plot, and a dash of humour. It’s not worthy of top billing, but it is worth a watch.



Posted on 12/03/2013, in the whole rom com list and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Extract.

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