Horrible Bosses directed by Seth Gordon stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Fox and Colin Farrell. It's a ridiculous comedy that walks the thin line of over the top, but somehow it all works out. I haven't laughed this hard during a film all year, best that's come out in 2011!
For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers... permanently.
One of the most delightful things about this film is that all the actors really put effort into giving outstanding performances. No part big or small was left out. The funny comes in waves and when it hits the sweet spot you will bust up laughing. At least two major parts during the film (breaking into Colin's characters house and Charlie's character rocking out in his car. PS I have that cd! lol) had me almost to tears. I was a fan of Bateman before the film and after watching a performance like this it only strengthens my love of this talented actor. While the script may not have been as meaningful as Bridesmaids, it still held the audience's attention with the comedy-driven storyline.
The bosses we love to hate in the story all brought the ugly, especially Spacey. His portrayal of the boss that's just out to make everyone's life hell was so good I actually started to hate the guy. Spacey's performance was well acted and wickedly evil, my hats off to another brilliant actor. Aniston may have a "good girl" image on the silver screen but you won't be thinking that after catching this film. She taps her inner slut (not saying anything bad here people) amazingly well, adding much needed depth to her typical type cast roles. Hunky Farrell rounds out the trio as the coke (not the drink) addicted slimy madman that you just want to knock out. A FAR cry from his previous roles as well, he may not be sexy in this but how could you not love the Irish hunk. ;)
Overall the movie is a barrel of laughs that you don't want to miss it. It's got just enough raunch mixed in with solid comedy to somehow hold it all together. Stay in your seats for the outtakes at the end, you won't want to miss those. :)
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