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Horrible Bosses

A movie directed by Seth Gordon

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'Horrible Bosses' 'Two Jews On Film' Agree (Finally) - This Is One Very Funny Comedy (Video)

  • Jul 6, 2011

By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

The main thing I want when I watch a comedy...is to laugh...alot....And that is exactly what happened when I saw, director Seth Gordon's new film, 'Horrible Bosses'. 

Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) has been working 12 hour days at Comnidyne Industries and swallowing all the abuse his twisted, sadistic, control freak boss, Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey) throws at him.  Nick even had to miss his Gam Gam's funeral because Harken made him work. But Nick's convinced it's all worth it.  Afterall, he's next in line to become the Senior Vice President of Sales .  Only it doesn't happen.  Dave decides to award the position to...himself.  Now, Nick's boss is not only the President, but also The Senior Vice President.  Of course, Dave is thrilled with his new position...Now he doesn't have to give Nick a raise.

Nick's buddy, dental assistant, Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) spends every minute of his work-day fighting off the advances of his sex-crazed, nympho boss Dr. Julia Harris (the very funny Jennifer Anniston).  Dr. Harris puts the X in X-rated.  She's always feeling everyone up...herself, her unconscious dental patients and especially...Dale.  Harris is determined to have sex with Dale.  It doesn't bother her that Dale is engaged.  And Dale can't quit his job because...He happens to be a  registered sex offender.  One night, long ago, Dale had to pee...really badly...Unfortunately, he picked a local playground to relieve himself.  Even though the park was empty, Dale got nailed and he's now considered a Sexual Deviant.  

Last but definitely not least is...Accountant, Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis)...Kurt's boss, Jack Pellit (Donald Sutherland has just died.  The new owner of the Pellit Chemical Company is none other than Jack's coke head, sex crazed, freak of a son...Bobby (the fantastic and unrecognizible Colin Farrell).  All Bobby wants to do is bleed the Company dry.   He plans on funnelling toxic waste into the ocean so he can save money.  It doesn't matter to Bobby that he'll wind up poisioning thousands of people. If that's not bad enough, Bobby orders Kurt to fire all the fat people  and that handicap guy that rolls around in that strange, weird chair.

 Three friends...Three 'Horrible Bosses'...What to do?  Well, it's simple.  Drive to the worst part of town, walk into a bar filled with African Americans and ask the bartender if he knows any...'hit-men'.  They don't exactly get a hit man...What they do get is...Dean ('MF') Jones (Jamie Foxx) an ex-con and self described...Murder Consultant...who is nice enough to work on a 'sliding scale'. 

By the way...The crime Dean committed that got him sent to prison, is one of the funniest bits in the film.

The three friends, with Dean's help, come up with a plan straight out of Alfred Hitchock's 'Stranger On A Train' and...absolutely nothing...goes as planned.

'Horrible Bosses' is an outrageous comedy with great characters, wonderful actors with brilliant comic timing and a story that everyone can relate to.  The jokes all work and just like John and myself...(Two Jews On Film), I bet you will give this film...a very high bagel score. 

'Horrible Bosses' opens in theaters, Friday, July 15, 2011.
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July 11, 2011
I'm definitely interested in this film. I love comedies. I enjoyed the review and the video clip. Nicely done!
July 11, 2011
thanks so much. Reall appreciate it.
July 12, 2011
N/P. You're welcome. :)
July 08, 2011
After reading all the reviews I must see this one - I didn't realize Jamie Foxx was in it! Thanks for sharing your insight on this one!!
July 08, 2011
Jamie Fox is so good in it. One of the funniest scenes in the film is between him and the three leads. Let me know what you think
July 09, 2011
I sure will; I have liked Jason Bateman since we were both kids LOL and am glad to see him in a good film; Jennifer Anniston seems boring to me in her films, but it sounds like her character may be quite different in this one, and of course Jamie Foxx is the bomb in anything he plays in! Thanks again!!
July 07, 2011
Nice! I'm looking forward to seeing this one :)
July 07, 2011
Let me know what you think. Even John loved it and he so ridiculously critical. LOL
July 06, 2011
Great to know that this was good! I was mildly curious about this one, I do find its concept interesting, though sometimes I deal with horrible co-workers LOL!! Nice review and I fixed the topic! :)
July 06, 2011
Thanks so much. You know how rare it is when Johnny gives a lot of bagels. LOL
More Horrible Bosses reviews
review by . December 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    Every awesome movie idea deserves a worthwhile execution; and I'd say it's about time that someone make a film that addresses a common thought that circulates throughout the collective minds within the walls of the workplace: our boss sucks, and we wish we could murder him. Yes, a movie like "Horrible Bosses" was bound to happen one day, and alas, it's all you could have wanted out of a premise that basically suggests it's about three men trying to kill their …
review by . July 10, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
   I recall reading something a year or two ago about employee dissatisfaction. It commented that it tended to increase during times of economic trouble because employees who felt unhappy in the workplace didn’t have the ability to escape. They were stuck with their current jobs, since leaving might mean they couldn’t find another one. They also seldom got sympathy from other people who said, “Hey, at least you have a job!” This reached its culmination for me when …
review by . July 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
We have all, or know someone who has had a horrible boss at one point or another.  That one person who makes us want to down a bottle of tequila (or whatever alcohol you prefer) by the end of the night, or just simply makes getting up and going into work the one thing that we don't wish we never had to do.  But what would happen if we were some how able to get our revenge.  Would you act alone or would you enlist the help of a friend to carry out whatever vicious method of revenge …
review by . July 09, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         Why do people think movies like this are funny? I’m not posing a rhetorical question; I really want to know what it is about these kinds of comedies that audiences find so appealing. The reason I’m asking is because, after not laughing during recent crowd-pleasers such as Drillbit Taylor, Step Brothers, Dinner for Schmucks, Due Date, Hall Pass, The Hangover Part II, and Bad Teacher, I’m forced to assume that I’ve completely …
review by . July 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
At first glance this looks like a very impressive cast, it makes one ponder how they could get so many talented people in one place. Then I actually started to think about it, how they got so many big names to the table. Then that led me to wonder if any of these actors are actually big names anymore. Sure, you recognize everyone on the poster but what have they been doing? Then it came to me, nothing, they either haven't done anything of note for the past 5 years or they are up and coming actors …
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My husband (creator of the cult classic films FACES OF DEATH) andmyself (actress/screenwriter) are ex New Yorkers, see alot of films and usually disagree. So our friends decided that we need a review … more
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