Sunday, July 31, 2011

Movie Review: Horrible Bosses

Finally, a comedy that made me laugh. You might recall my disappointment with Your Highness and The Hangover Part II.  My jaded heart kept me uneasy about Horrible Bosses, it sounded funny in theory but so did those movies. Well don't fret, Horrible Bosses brings the lulz big time.

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day play Nick, Kurt and Dale. These three buddies like to sit around, get drunk and complain about their...you guessed it, horrible bosses. Each has found themselves enslaved to some type of monstrous uber dick (or in Jennifer Aniston's case, cunt?). Kevin Spacey's character in this film is quite literally the antichrist and makes the pussified version of Lex Luthor he played in Superman Returns look like Winnie the Pooh. Colin Farrell plays a coked out asshole of epic proportions who manages to simultaneously project both creepiness and douchebaggery across the screen. Aniston, well she isn't really all that bad. Infact, Charlie Day is probably the luckiest dude in the film because his "horrible boss" is a smoking hot sex crazed nympho who wants nothing more to explore his penis with every facet of her body. Of course the shit she does to poor Charlie's Dale character goes beyond the bounds of sexual harassment/blackmail/borderline rape but still, I'd have just nailed her and asked for a bonus! I can't be alone on this one can I?
Take one for the team man...
So after each guy hits their breaking point they all decide to end their work place torment and kill their tyrannical employers. This is where Horrible Bosses succeeds. While not all of us have ever dreamed of assassinating our supervisors, I'm certain nearly everyone has or will have at one point in their lives, had a a total dipshit of a boss who they simply could not stand. Horrible Bosses mixes everyone's favorite Ressentiment revenge fantasy with dick jokes, cocaine and Jennifer Aniston's sexiness. It's a winning combo if I've ever seen one. Sure, the basic plot is all a big harebrained scheme and some of Charlie Day's antics border on cartoon zaniness but it works. Everyone in the cast is great, the dialogue is fast and witty and although the final act feels a little rushed the it's still a highly entertaining movie overall.

15 comments:

  1. I haven't even heard of this one. Out of the loop.. But after you talk about it and after seeing that trailer, well a smile says a lot for me. I'll be glad if I can get a laugh out of this, I'm gonna watch it.

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  2. Sadly I already spent my weeks movie money on Cowboys and Aliens... Bad choice...

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  3. i can't picture Aniston's character as a horrible boss.

    if she was my boss... om nom nom.... :D

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  4. loved the review. I missed the movie was too tied up with work. Maybe I will watch it soon.

    Your review, wow..lot of beeps ..beep beep beep

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  5. Great review, there's a rumour going around that Anniston bares the chest, please tell me it's true?

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  6. nice actors in it, will be worth watching it!

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  7. Will watch this as soon as possible !

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  8. I absolutely loved this movie! Did not stop chuckling

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  9. My only gripe in this is that Charlie Day pretty much acted like Charlie from IASIP.

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  10. This movie looks good, and I dooooo want to see it!

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  11. i give this a charlie out of 5

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  12. Looks interesting but I'll probably wait till it comes to DvD.

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  13. oh my god!!
    Colin farrell looks different there...

    I must watch this movie!

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