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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Work-set comedy dwells on sex, marriage; not for young kids.

Movie R 2009 91 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+


This film is Rated R for language, sexual references and some drug use. The profanity and drugs is nothing a teenager cannot handle. The sex talk is not graphic but can be very descriptive on occasion. Overall the film is decent. Funny but a bit too slow. If you are deciding whether or not this film is appropriate for your child(ren), I hope this review was helpful.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 15+

Better than i expected

I was expecting this movie to be more of a rental but it was actally a lot better than i expected. It's funny but not Laugh-out-loud funny, but what i really enjoyed about the film was the plot and all the things that were going on in the movie kept me very interested. I would say it;s ok for ages 15 and up. There is some swearing but nothing too explicit (espically for an R rated comedy), some sexual content and 2 scenes of drug use where a man accidently takes a wrong pill and a scene where men are smoking bongs.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

You'd think a partnership between Mike Judge and Jason Bateman couldn't possibly misfire -- but in EXTRACT, it sadly does. Funny in parts but hardly witty, not to mention heavily dependent on immature humor, it fails to achieve the absurd charm of Judge's beloved Office Space. While the engaging Bateman still manages to make a guy who pays for someone else to have sex with his wife appealing, none of the other characters are. (Affleck isn't half-bad as a stoner bartender, but Jeff Spicoli he ain't.) And, likable or not, even Bateman can't make Joel's boredom interesting.

The movie's pacing is also woefully slack considering how many jokes are flung -- not that they're all zingers -- and some showdowns meant for laughs (one particular neighborly confrontation comes to mind) seem downright mean. While there are some moments of hilarity, as when Suzie attempts to talk with her gigolo, there just aren't enough of them to elevate the film to anywhere approaching greatness.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 4, 2009
  • On DVD or streaming: December 22, 2009
  • Cast: Ben Affleck , Jason Bateman , Mila Kunis
  • Director: Mike Judge
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Miramax
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 91 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: language, sexual references and some drug use
  • Last updated: September 25, 2023

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