There's definitely some diminishing returns coming from Mike Judge. Office Space is a modern classic. Idiocracy was at the very least inspired and pointed lunacy. This one was pleasant enough.
I laughed out loud a few times. There were a few clever moments. Jason Bateman was good as usual. But this movie doesn't really amount to that much. Although JK Simmons can still do no wrong in my book. Heck, even Ben Affleck had a couple of funny moments.
I suppose part of my frustration is that Judge doesn't make enough movies. If he made one a year or so, this one would be considered a minor fun little movie. Since we might not get another one for another few years, this one doesn't cut it.
Oh yeah - the movie is about a bored owner of a vanilla extract company who pays a gigolo to sleep with his wife so he won't feel guilty trying to sleep with a saucy little number at his factory. Unfortunately for him, she's a scam artist and the gigolo falls in love with his wife.
Directed by Mike Judge
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