Yes, I know, God forbid I say anything that is not amazingly positive about Judd Apatow. He’s the latest comedy golden boy and he’s brought us Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Pineapple Express. But he’s also been the guy behind Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Drillbit Taylor and Stepbrothers.
The first batch was funny, but you couldn’t pay me to go see the second bunch. (I tried to sit through Talladega Nights but failed.)
But now we have another film from a guy I really like: Mike Judge.
The film is called Extract, and we have the trailer for you below.
Mike Judge has been involved with such iconic funny stuff as Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill. High on fans’ niche/cult lists is his most excellent film Office Space – but one movie that he made and I loved was buried by the studio (20th Century Fox – SURPRISE!): Idiocracy. In that film, a less than average intelligent guy ends up 500 years in the future, where stupid people have out-bred intelligent people, and society consists of a vast population of ignorant, dumbed-down morons.
Personally, I found the movie hysterical and more than a little prophetic, but I guess it hit too many people too close to home and ended up not doing so well. :-P
Anyway, his latest film is called Extract, and it looks pretty damned funny. It stars Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, Kristen Wiig, J.K. Simmons and Mila Kunis.
Here’s the synopsis:
Joel, played by Jason Bateman (“Juno,” “Arrested Development”), is one step away from selling his flavor extract factory and retiring to easy street when a freak workplace accident sets in motion a series of disasters that puts his business and personal life in jeopardy.
Check out the trailer below:
Extract gets a limited release on September 4, 2009 and hopefully goes wide a week later.
Image source: EW