Heading out to see a screening of Extract, I was optimistic. I enjoy the hell out of Mike Judge creations (Beavis & Butthead still crack me up, and I could quote Office Space verbatim if necessary). Also, I love the cast -- Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, David Koechner and Gene Simmons. Hell, I was even prepared to overlook the fact that Dustin Milligan from the new 90210 has yet to display any discernible amount of acting talent. But all those things combined could not make an entirely good movie. Don't get me wrong, there were some really, funny, funny moments and the premise is pretty entertaining too, but the movie dragged, and what wasn't amusing was really pretty terrible and even the stuff that was laugh worthy started to grate on my nerves after the same joke was recycled for the fifteenth time.
I wound up at Post-Grad this weekend, mostly because I was with a girly friend and Julie & Julia was sold out and I couldn't even imagine seeing The Time Traveler's Wife. And you know what? It was worse than just a Reality Bites redo that Mindy speculated about (which it certainly bears a strong resemblance to). I thought the adorable charm of Zach Gilford and my warm feelings about Gilmore Girls would make it a tolerable experience, but alas, that was not the case. Here are the reasons that I would rather sit through The Ugly Truth every time I take a plane than to have to watch this ever again. Fair warning, there may be things that could be considered spoilers, if you actually care.