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.
While not all the of the jokes hit there intended mark and the third act becomes too serious for its own good, Horrible Bosses makes up for 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.
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…
Jason Bateman is the ultimate Everyman, the straight man to every clown, the Jim to the world's Dwight. He is what I imagine when I think of an average American white human male. He's absolutely nothing special, but he's also not bad. Perfectly digestible.
Horrible Bosses is like Bateman. Nothing special, perfectly digestible.
Murder. Car chases. Scandal. Rape. Conspiracy. Blackmail. Revenge. These are usually the key words to a suspenseful drama, but in this case are applied to a dark comedy that is relentless, chaotic, and just as funny as advertised. Horrible Bosses is the type of movie that would make Danny DeVito proud, as it blends a fun plot full of fun twists with stand-out comedic performances, plenty of surprises, and the inability to ever become predictable. Unlike most recent R rated comedies, this film is raunchy without truly crossing the line, profane without becoming redundant and outrageous without becoming tedious. Don't look now but this movie is legitimately funny, and among the better comedies released in quite some time.The cast is…
I'm really sad to see the sequel is in the hands of the That's My Boy director...
Original and highly entertaining, "Horrible Bosses" has a great premise, awesome chemistry, great pacing, and a lot of originality. Charlie Day is hilarious and quick-witted, Jason Bateman is solid, and Jason Sudeikis is the scene stealer. Can't wait for #2.
A great comedy movie, the comedy moments are brilliant but at times I felt the story began to drag, the brilliant casting and chemistry between characters made this movie great, amazing how attractive Aniston is despite her age.
Funny and unpredictable, it manages to have an immature sense of humour along with a snappy script and a clever story.
Was one of the more funny comedies, when I finally noticed that Charlie Day was starred in the movie is when it suddenly got a lot more interesting.
However Steve Wiebe, Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey still kept their reputation up, I definitely had a few good laughs throughout the movie.
9/10: Best comedy of 2011! Full of hilarious dialog (almost every quotes are memorable), raunchy humor, and an exceptionally strong cast! I believe it will be a classic for many years to come!!!
My review -- this film is now on DVD and yes it does have a profit margin of roughly $165 million. The plot is as follows, the viewer meets these three friends that individually have nothing but hassle from their bosses at work, even to the extent of sexual-harassment and put in some difficult situations. But over a couple of drinks they decide to kill their bosses and this film takes us through what happens. I was told great things about this project but on my viewing it doesn't seem that fluent, I mean don't get me wrong it does have its funny moments but it doesn't exactly roll off one another. The tempo takes for ages to get going…
I've watched it so you don't have to.
I made it about 20 minutes in and that was enough... Don't bother.....
- 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…