Did Anyone See the Movie "Extract"? Seems Unlikely…


I'm a big Mike Judge fan, dating back to “Office Space” (OK, and back to Beavis and Butthead, even, I'll admit).

His sort of “sequel” to Office Space, “Extract,” is set in a factory. We don't get too many movies set in a factory… “Gung Ho” maybe. Extract opened September 4 in the U.S. and finished a disappointing 10th place for box office receipts that week. Here is the trailer:

I'll see it eventually, even if on DVD or pay-per-view. Have you seen it? Is it any good? Any lessons to be learned, or just a funny movie?

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

  1. Jim Baran, Owner Value Stream Leadership says

    Saw it. Fun, mindless entertainment. Give it 3 scoops instead of stars.

    Jim Baran
    Owner, VSL

  2. Anonymous says

    My 17 yr-old stepson took me to see it. He said I would relate because it is set in a factory (looks like that Lean Six Sigma stuff). He also thinks I look like Justin Bateman in the movie (is that good?). Didn't get much from a Lean standpoint out of it. It is more about characters lives outside factory (sex, drugs, scandal). Maybe the Lean lesson is if you pay zero attention to your operation then bad things will happen. Otherwise, decent, mindless entertainment. Good for bonding with your 17 yr-old stepson. 3 scoops.

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