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Idiocracy ★★ 2006 (R)

Mike Judge's “Office Space” became a cult hit after being rudely dumped during its studio release, and this satirical flick may obtain the same status. Everyman soldier Joe (Wilson) and hooker Rita (Rudolph) are selected by the Pentagon to take part in a hibernation experiment. Thanks to a snafu, they wake up 500 years later in an America so completely dumbed-down that they are now the smartest couple alive, with Joe given a presidential appointment to turn this mess around. The ultimate “what if” movie, with Wilson at his clueless, curious best. 84m/C DVD . US Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, David Herman, Justin Long, Thomas Haden Church, Stephen (Steve) Root; D: Mike Judge; W: Mike Judge, Etan Cohen; C: Tim Suhrstedt; M: Theodore Shapiro; V: Earl Mann.