And the Oscar Goes To… Not a Clue

Currently browsing the "Extract" tag.


Jason Bateman is a wonderful actor, and in Extract he again makes it seem pretty effortless. Perhaps this is because his character here, Joel, is very much like the one he played in Arrested Development, which I loved. Joel is smart, capable and surrounded by people who are not, and he is trying his best to cope. His most pressing need at the beginning of the film is to get his wife to have sex with him. Meanwhile at work, the dysfunctional employees at his extract plant cause an industrial accident that results in one of their own losing a testicle. And at the same time, he gets an offer from General Foods to buy him out.