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comedy, romance

Joel, the owner of an Extract plant, tries to contend with myriad personal and professional problems, such as his potentially unfaithful wife and employees who want to take advantage of him.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
1 out of 5

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

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this lukewarm workplace comedy from Mike Judge (of King of the Hill and Office Space fame) includes a good bit of talk about sex, but no actual sex scenes or nudity (though many of the male characters do their share of leering at women). Three men smoke pot with a bong, and there's some social drinking and salty language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), as well as a few comments that stray into sexist/stereotype territory. The main character contemplates adultery and comes up with a way to do so without guilt (or so he thinks).

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's style of humor. Who is it intended to appeal to? Does it succeed?
  • Are the movie's characters portrayed fully or stereotypically? What did you think of how the male characters viewed the female ones? Do you think they saw them as sex objects?
  • What do you think of Joel's relationship with his wife? Are theirchallenges typical of a modern marriage? How did they get to thispoint in their life?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: There are so many good jokes packed in there.

- A.O. Scott, At the Movies, Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fresh: A decade on from his sublime white collar wage-slave comedy Office Space, director Mike Judge returns to the workplace for this gentle satire.

- Alistair Harkness, Scotsman, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: There is a lot of unconvincing, random plot, most characters are deeply unsympathetic and the women are poorly served by underdeveloped roles.

- Allan Hunter, Daily Express, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Sadly, this was a less funny, less engaging version of Office Space set in a factory. With this great cast and director, I had been hoping for another stroke of genius. Le sigh.

- Julie, Tuesday, October 19, 2010

3 stars

Interesting and quirky. Fun but not anything exciting. Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis bring convincing portrayals; where as the rest of the cast is a little too over the top.

- Tomassgringo, Wednesday, August 11, 2010

1 star

Awful! This movie made me hate everything and everyone. It's an everything-goes-wrong kind of film, but not done in the funny Jewish way. Stiller, Allen and Seinfeld have perfected it. Judge fails. I did/do love Office Space though.

- theylovealexis, Tuesday, July 27, 2010