Mike Judge returns to the workplace with Extract, but unlike Office Space, he seems not only somewhat unfamiliar with his chosen milieu – a suburban extract plant founded and owned by Joel (Jason Bateman) – but uninterested in actually exploring its unique employer-employee dynamics. Instead, the actual setting feels like something of an afterthought, which is how one might describe much of Judge’s follow-up to Idiocracy, which manages to be pleasant without ever eliciting much in the way of laughter. The nominal story is a tangled web involving Joel’s efforts to sell his company despite a potential lawsuit from a testicle-injured coworker (Clifton Collins Jr.), his concurrent, moronic plot – concocted with a doofus druggie bartender (Ben Affleck) – to make his wife (Kristen Wiig) cheat on him with a hired gigolo (Dustin Milligan), and his budding feelings for a new hire (Mila Kunis) who, it turns out, is a grifter. Eschewing sociological office satire, Judge instead goes for a broader, cartoony vision of human stupidity, a more limited aim that, predictably, reaps more limited rewards. Still, courtesy of Bateman’s ordinary-Joe buffoonery, Wiig’s pitch-perfect soft-spoken awkwardness, and Affleck’s brain-fried idiocy, Extract is, if not riotous, at least agreeable, and in the person of David Koechner’s intrusive neighbor, continues Judge’s portrait of nosy, slow-talking, won’t-take-no-for-an-answer pests as the true source of everyday evil.