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…
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…
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.
While i do have some problems with the final act of the film, Horrible Bosses makes up for most of its flaws due to the three lead actors and the great chemistry they share with each other and the rest of the cast as well as a great screenplay with countless laugh out loud funny jokes and even a few surprises to go along with that.
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.
Charlie Day and Jennifer Aniston in the same scenes, what a day to be alive.
Some parts of this movie are side splitting funny,. Others miss the mark.
Its a comedy in the Hangover mold and has a movie stealing part for Jennifer Aniston
Una grata sorpresa, muy graciosa, al menos, mucho mas q las ultimas comedias de esta decada. Los jefes estan muy bien, sobre todo Colin Farrell, es muy muy bueno el papel y como lo ejecuta. Los empleados tambien tiene sus buenos momentos, veremos las 2 q onda...
Despite the predictable character beats and unoriginal things throughout, Horrible Bosses is dark, dirty, and pretty damn funny.
Incredibly funny. Loved the dynamic between the main characters, very similar trio to hangover, but better IMO.
When I heard of horrible bosses, I thought that it was a great idea for a comedy, a movie where 3 men are just so sick and tired of their bosses that they decide to do something about it, its a generally great idea and it made for a really entertaining movie. I like the way the movie gets us to know these guys and how shitty their bosses are, it kind of feels like an exaggeration of real life bad bosses but in this case it works. It only adds up to the revenge plan being more satisfying that it should be. The cast is great, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day all did solid jobs and had…
This film takes forever to get going and it works best when it's the main trio, but once it gets going I think it lives up to its promise of providing laughs while showing some sense of plight of an employee under a horrible boss. It doesn't work nearly as well as it should, mainly because the film gets bogged down in its own plot at a point, and the characters don't are too idiotic to really do anything edgy, like even come close to killing their bosses, but I think it's still entertaining for what it is.
Well paced, and consistently entertaining, but not necessarily funny. It's disappointing to see the characters becoming dumber and dumber with the progression of the movie, but the plot is overall better than in most comedies.
Funny, crude, improv, likeable.
- Gone Girl
- Edge of Tomorrow
- Singin' in the Rain
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- All the President's Men
- The Godfather
My top 10%.
This is my favorite 10% of all the films I've seen. It only took 6 months of…
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Take Shelter
- Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
- Project Nim
This list will be of no real interest to anybody else but it helps me keep an easier track of…