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. There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them. – (C) Warner Bros
|Date||May 21, 2012|
|Tags||Charlie Day, Comedy, Horrible Bosses, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis.|
Horrible Bosses takes you to the height of fantasy as it makes you think about all those times you wish your boss would just disappear. This comedy is not as dark as one might originally think but the perfect cast and the chemistry between them make this a movie to see. The premise behind the film is exactly what you would think from the title, three friends with three horrible bosses want to make their bosses take a permanent vacation.
Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day), and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) have been friends since high school. This isn’t the only thing they have in common though; all three of them have bosses that make their life a living hell. Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey) is one the craziest bosses one could ever dream of. He makes Nick come in every day at 6 A.M. and will bust Nick’s chops if he is two minutes late. Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston), is a dentist and is nothing short than a nympho. She wants something that only Dale can offer and she will stop at nothing to get it. Finally, there is Bobby Pellitt (Colin Farrell) who is the coked out son of Kurt’s late boss, Jack Pellitt (Donald Sutherland). Bobby doesn’t care about anything but money and himself. This makes Kurt’s life a living hell because he can watch the company that he cares so much about, crumble in front of his eyes. All of these characters become an intricate part of a very entertaining film.
These three friends have no idea how to even begin a plan to kill their bosses so they go to find, at first, a hitman. This plan doesn’t fall into place exactly how they hoped, and for good reason because how funny could this movie be if they just hired someone to do it for them, and they end up with a murder consultant. Dean “M**********r” Jones (Jamie Foxx) basically cons them into paying for his murder advice and from that point on Horrible Bosses is in full force.
The film becomes hilarious as Nick, Dale, and Kurt try to execute their murder plan. The overall story of Horrible Bosses isn’t exactly something that will make you think too much, but its R-rating is enough to make some good old raunchy fun. The strength to this film really comes from the chemistry between the three main characters. As you watch, it really seems like they are having a lot of fun shooting these scenes, and this is enough to carry the film through its entirety.
Horrible Bosses isn’t something that is groundbreaking but it doesn’t follow the same old Hollywood formula that is seen in so many comedies today. The actions of Nick, Dale, and Dave are sometimes more funny than the countless amount of one-liners in the film. Like many comedies, one-liners can sometimes carry a movie into the promiseland and the same can be said for Horrible Bosses. Sudeikis and Day are extremely funny and consistently say things that will make you laugh. This movie truly has a little something for everyone’s taste in comedy.
Hollywood Apples recommends Horrible Bosses and it is definitely a movie worth seeing. The funny actions and one-liners will keep you laughing throughout and the chemisty between Nick, Dale, and Dave lifts the film above many comedies. If you are just looking to laugh, Horrible Bosses will be exactly what you were looking for.