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Horrible Bosses

A movie directed by Seth Gordon

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Horrible Bosses... better weapons than a red stapler

  • Jul 7, 2011
Rating:
+4

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 you choose?  And how are would you go to get rid of that one person that makes your day the most unbearable event in your life?  Horrible Bosses plays with this idea and delivers a level of insanity that will have the entire audience laughing from start to finish.

Horrible Bosses is a film that will make even your worst day look like a walk in the park.  The amazing talents of Jason Bateman (Arrested Development and Juno), Jason Sudeikis (SNL and Hall Pass) and Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) only adds to the overly outrageous events that will play out before your eyes.  Their comedic timing is the perfect combination of wit, sarcasm and hilarity that is only aided with the additions of Kevin Spacey who plays Kevin's (Bateman) boss, Colin Farrell who plays Kurt's (Sudeikis) boss and Jennifer Aniston who plays Dale's (Day) boss. 

Personally I found Horrible Bosses to be a non-stop laugh that can easily rival the original Hangover, and even be considered a close competitor to the amazingness that is Bridesmaids.  For the simple fact that studios are now venturing into open waters with well written comedies that can easily rival any summer blockbuster action flick is a nice change of pace in comparison to what we are used to seeing in past years.  I can only hope that they let the goods things go and not try to make unnecessary sequels just to make a few extra bucks (*cough* Hangover II *cough*).  Horrible Bosses is one of those films that people of all ages and backgrounds will be able to go and enjoy because everyone can release as we have all had a horrible boss at one point or another in our lives. 

Biggest Highlights:
1: Don't expect anything because you don't know what's going to happen AND IT'S AWESOME!
2: Although we might be sick of Aniston these days... seeing her in this role is one that you'll be able to enjoy over and over again.
3: Never underestimate a horrible boss.

So live vicariously through Dale, Kurt and Kevin as they act out all of our dreams of revenge towards the people who have (and possible still are) made your live a hell during the hours of 9a-5p. 
 

I give Horrible Bosses a 4.5 out of 5.

 

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July 09, 2011
Nice review !!!!
 
July 09, 2011
The moral of the story is this: Do your homework before you walk into any job situation . i.e. (1)  read financial statements(2) read reports of the Securities and Exchange Commission 10K etc. (3)  talk to current employees and retirees (4) get to know the industry (5) find out the employee turnover (6)  always ask -what is the next progression or step assuming that I occupy the position hired into (7)  what is the minimum and maximum salary in the grade I'm being hired into i.e. If you are being hired into the maximum salary- there's no-where to go but up or out.
 
July 08, 2011
Great review, Hannah! I've had quite a few of these horrible bosses and I think it'd be a blast to live vicariously through this hilarious trio. Can't wait!
 
July 08, 2011
The previews did not appeal to me, but your review has me wanting to see it, if not only to see Jason Bateman - he's a cutey pie and should be in more movies than he is. Thanks for the review!!
 
July 08, 2011
I'm loving this new sociopathic comedy stye
 
July 07, 2011
I'll remember not to expect anything. Can't wait to see this one! :D
 
July 07, 2011
Sold!! I am seeing this flick this weekend!! any badge ideas for this one?
July 07, 2011
i can only think of "murder consultant"
 
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