Today marks the 5 year anniversary of awesomeness in my life. This list represents every movie my old lady (she…
Ever wish your boss was dead?
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.
It's actually a bit incredible to see that a film like The Hangover (which isn't a bad film, although I feel it's a bit overrated) got a better response and a lot more positive reviews than Horrible Bosses, which is one of the most refreshing modern comedies I've seen because, comparing to most modern comedies we know, it isn't really conventional, predictable nor obnoxious, it's actually a pretty funny (even though it doesn't make you laugh out loud too often) and entertaining ride that definitely does its job in its 90 minutes runtime. Although it's important to credit Seth Gordon for actually delivering the film, John Francis Daley's surprising script is what makes the film shine as bright as it…
Going into this, I expected it to be somewhat amusing but really stupid and predictable. I was really surprised by how hilarious and clever this is. The cast is fantastic. Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and especially Charlie Day all are given a chance to shine as are the bosses, especially Kevin Spacey who completely owns his role. He's always been the king of playing asshole bosses and this is no exception. This is the hottest and the funniest Jennifer Aniston has ever been. Colin Farrel gives the best performance he had in years at this point. Funniest he's been since In Bruges. This film is really well written. As soon as I think I know how the story is gonna…
Not exactly laugh-a-minute, but Seth Gordon's dark comedy about three hard working employees who set out to kill their truly monstrous bosses works more often than not. The highlights are Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrel as the bosses, who sadly don't get enough screen time. They're clearly having the time of their lives.
Though it is no way high-brow, Seth Gordon's "Horrible Bosses" is energetic enough, edgy enough, and ribald enough to be hilarious. What it lacks in sophistication, the comedy makes up for in rollicking, sometimes violent laughs. With its pitch-perfect cast, quick pace, and abundant comic charms, the film makes for giddy experience with enough silly darkness to make it all stick.
Revolving around the practically universal idea of doling out punishment to work-place higher-ups, the film follows its put-upon protagonists as they hatch a plan to deal with bosses who have harassed, mistreated, and, otherwise, abused their workplace charges. Dunder-headed plots lead to plentifully amusing situations where verbal wit and character-based comedy collide.
Gordon ensures that the film's focus is…
Colin Farrell according to my wife is, and I quote,"sex on a stick".
That fact alone should be enough to earn my distaste,but funnily enough it just makes his transformation into comb-over,coke-head asshole all the more appealing. This is one of Farrell's best performances. His tortured soul from "In Bruges" remains his most memorable and iconic role but this has him mocking himself and having a ball.
Kevin Spacey is a two time Oscar winner that can turn his hand to anything. As David Harken he becomes the epitome of a corporate dickhead. As slimy a character as Spacey has ever played he really was the most "horrible" of the bosses. And then we get to possibly the best boss…
Review In A Nutshell:
There is something about authority that immediately sparks in our minds feelings of scorn and discomfort; in the workplace, there is always a method of hierarchy that is enforced in order to define those who are required to undertake more responsibility, and for that there must be an equal reward. It is human nature for an individual to reach higher or to find a sense of comfort, but when the issue persists or attacks you, then negative emotions build within day in and day out, finding either construction or destruction in achieving relief. Society has placed upon rules that prevent individuals from acting upon their impulses, these guidelines and restrictions are upheld to maintain civility and…
Three average working guys Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) have three horrible bosses. Nick works from dawn ‘till dusk for his boss Dave (Kevin Spacey). Dale, who is about to get married, is being sexually harassed by his super-hot boss, Dr Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston) and Kurt’s new boss Bobby (Colin Farrell) is a coked-up psycho loser. One night, sitting in a bar they begin to drunkenly consider killing their bosses (as the great philosopher Homer Simpson once said, "Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?") and before you know it they’re taking advice from a “murder consultant” Mother-Fucker Jones (Jamie Foxx) and things are soon spiralling madly out of control.…
A close friend who knows that I love movies and watch 2 to 3 films on most days, gave this to me for my birthday. And yes, we are still friends. Maybe it's an age thing, but I found Horrible Bosses not very funny and at times quite stupid and shallow. The saving grace was watching Kevin Spacey as the very evil boss.
"Life is a marathon and you cannot win a marathon without putting a few bandaids on your nipples!"
Very solid, very funny movie.
Decent, but disappointed none of the cast were really able to make the most of their roles, especially Colin Farrell, who had about 1 good scene. All things considered, a good, easy, Sunday night movie.
Otra película que sirve para el desestrés. Si, quiero matar a mi jefe.
This is a ridiculous premise but it's a fun film with some laugh out loud moments and a surprisingly good supporting cast.
"¿Vas a darme con la polla en la cara, Dave?"
My top 10%.
This is my favorite 10% of all the films I've seen. It only took 6 months of…
This list will be of no real interest to anybody else but it helps me keep an easier track of…