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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 is 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 have seen lately because, comparing to most modern comedies we know, it isn't really conventional, predictable nor obnoxious, it is actually a pretty funny (even though it does not 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
As modern American comedies go, Horrible Bosses is one of the better examples. In an era where most suffer from obnoxious characters and flabby pacing it is pleasing to see a comedy that is a brisk 90-minutes and actually features protagonists you can root for.
Taking inspiration from Strangers on a Train, three close friends decide to kill each of their sadistic bosses. The three leads are surprisingly likeable and thankfully less broad than I had expected. Instead the broader comedy comes from the supporting comedy with Farrell, Aniston and Spacey providing strong turns as the bosses from hell. Considering its potential to be pretty dark (it is about murder after all) the film is light, frequently amusing (although rarely laugh out loud funny) and even throws in a King of Kong cameo.
Literally terrible, so boring.
Had enjoyed it a little more on my first view but in the re watch some jokes felt flat.
A film that I thought would be a generic, leave-in-the-background comedy turned out to be a (generally) funny, original and surprising watch, filled with great dialogue and acting from Spacey, Bateman, Aniston and Day. Worth the watch, just don't expect anything too classy.
People were offended by this? seriously? It's dark comedy that's the fuckin point, it make unacceptable/taboo things funny.
Charlie Day is of course the highlight, seriously always sunny is the 2nd best tv comedy, and Charlie Day is of course fuckin brilliant in that.
Horrible Bosses is a mixed bag, squandering its amazing cast with a fairly mediocre script.
Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell are all great as the titular bosses. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudekis play the same characters thaey usually play, though it works fairly well here since they are all solid and have decent chemistry. Oh and Jamie Foxx is hilarious, one of the few really funny parts of the film.
There are a lot of jokes that fall completely flat, most notably the weird sentient satnav that Bateman's car has that miraculously saves the day in the end. Jennifer Aniston raping Charlie Day was also a little uncomfortable with how they were playing it for laughs.…
Enjoyment Extracted 6/10
Technical Execution 5/10
Did i laugh? Ha/10
I would've given it one star wasn't it for the amazing and amazingly funny performance by Kevin Spacey.
Films for when you've watched too many dramas and are starting to feel real realllllll sad
(although three of these…
A list of films compiled from every response to "What Have You Been Watching" on r/TrueFilm in 2015.