Jason Bateman plays Joel, a self-made man
owning his own successful bottling company of vanilla, almond,
and other assorted flavors of extracts.
He's a guy who knows his employees, who
range from silly/fun/weird to delusional/incompetent.
At home his wife has little or no interest
in his love life.
His next-door-neighbor just drives them
both crazy, with a real shocker, then throw in a couple more
You'll have enough laughs with a five-star
cast of top-notch actors to make it well worth watching.
It's dumb people behaving badly as Mike
Judge (the same man who brought us Bevis & Butthead
and Office Space) takes a shot at blue collar workers.
Jason Bateman plays the head of a factory
full of dysfunctional nincompoops making one bad decision after
Now it's not really apparent who Mike Judge
is making fun of in this watered-down satire, but one thing is
crystal clear: it's not as funny as it could be.
The movie has a humorous, sill, dumb story
of the way ordinary, small-town people get into trouble.
The ale starts off slow and revolves around
the owner of a food extract factory where he tries to keep order
on the job, and then with his wife at home.
The film stirs up a lot of sympathy for
the put-upon boss of the company, who must deal with an injured
employee, a sexy scam artist, and a sleazy lawyer.
It's about the real world of weirdos ,
and in the end I did find it sort of entertaining, in an oddball