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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…
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…
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.
There's a lot of raunchy stuff in Horrible Bosses and there's a lot of lines these guys come close to crossing. But the cast makes everything work so goddamn well it's crazy. Everyone is perfect for their role, everyone is hilarious and the movie is great to enjoy.
Great comedy. Never gets stale.
Yea i really like this film, i think it's some of the best comedy put on the big screen in this decade. The leads are all really funny and have such a great chemistry and even when some jokes might miss one of the other characters jumps on top and really makes the scene so it all works out. Seeing it again might not have been as funny as comedies sometimes suffer from but with this i think most of the jokes hold up well. Kevin Spacey plays a great asshole so does Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston plays a character that will be quite memorable in her career.
Me agrada el elenco, tiene uno que otro chiste que funciona, en general una película que es por lo menos divertida.
I don't know why it took me so long to watch this movie. It's actually pretty funny.
Irgendwie ja schon unterhaltsam und durch die namenhaften Schauspieler kommt der Film auch nicht ganz so trashig rüber, aber ist er trotzdem irgendwie^^ Kann man sich aber mal geben als leichte Kost
What a great and hilarious movie. Great chemistry between Jason Bateman, Jason Sudiekis and Charlie Day. Kevin Spacey is great as the asshole boss, and Jennifer Aniston was fine as always.
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