"Beavis and Butt-head" mentor Mike Judge returns to the foibles of live-action characters, as he did in the cult favorite "Office Space," as the writer-director of this comedy about the woes that befall a minitycoon in food flavoring (Jason Bateman). On the outs with his wife (Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live") and facing a possible professional downfall, he becomes attracted to a new employee (Mila Kunis) who may have ulterior motives for staking out his affection.
Ben Affleck lends amusing support as the Bateman character's guru of sorts. J.K. Simmons and singer-actor Gene Simmons (no relation) also appear. *** (R: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times