Today marks the 6 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…
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…
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.
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…
Horrible Misses, more like it. So much talent, so much wasted effort. Yes, it had some funny moments, but calling this a comedy is a joke.
this isn't good by any means, but goddamn is it funny i had to watch it twice
I like this movie since it's really fun. It was on TV and I had to put it on. Bateman, Sudeikis, Day and Spacey are absolutely awesome in this (not to mention EVERYONE ELSE)
We watched this last night but only after some friends the night before had raved about it and were talking about how it was a guilty pleasure. Well I don't know about guilty pleasure but it was better than I thought it would be. And I don't know why I had been so resistant to watching it beforehand. Probably because it sounded like such a contrived unoriginal comedy. And to be fair, it's really only as good as it is because of the high caliber of actors in it. Jason Bateman is in his element I believe when he gets to riff off other actors and he does so with ease with Jason Sudekis. The whole cast was great but…
Komödien heutzutage sind ja so ne Sache. In der Regel geht es nur darum, dass sich Leute vollscheißen und ankotzen. Deshalb war ich auch relativ vorsichtig mit meinen Erwartungen, als ich an Horrible Bosses, mit dem unnötigen deutschen Titel Kill The Boss, ran ging.
Aber dann die Überraschung: der Film funktioniert quasi auf ganzer Linie. Das liegt vor allem an den Darstellern. Die drei Hauptdarsteller spielen die Trottel schon sehr gut, aber der absolute Hammer sind die Bosse. Colin Farrel als verzogener Sohn bleibt zwar etwas im Hintergrund. Aber nix geht über Kevin Spacey als Arschlochchef und Jennifer Aniston als notgeile Zahnärztin. Er ist einfach in allem grandios, was er macht und sie ... ich will die Frau heiraten.
I don't really do modern comedies. Most are either not funny, horribly paced, dumbed down or plain shithouse. I saw Horrible Bosses 2 on Netflix and since it featured two actors from my favourite TV comedies, I gave the original a dig.
Jason Bateman is the straight edge kind of guy that he plays so well (see: Arrested Development) and Charlie Day is the playfully dumb guy that he also plays really well (see: Always Sunny In Philadelphia). The third lead, Jason Sudeikis, is an actor I haven't actually seen before but was pretty solid.
Where this movie really shines is the cameos. Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell were all absolutely hilarious. Their characters made my sides hurt and that is a really good indicator of a good comedy.
If you are in need of a laugh, check it out.
Not laugh-out-loud funny at any point, but it definitely does have its entertaining moments.
My top 10%.
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