Nick, Kurt, and Dale are afraid to leave their jobs but each both hates and fears their boss. Over a couple of drinks the trio devise a plan to eliminate each other’s employer. With advice from a questionable criminal, the guys are able to set their plan in motion, but will the results be what they expect?
Jason Bateman (Nick), Kevin Spacey (Dave), Charlie Day (Dale), Jason Sudeikis (Kurt), Jennifer Aniston (Julia), Colin Farrell (Bobby), Donald Sutherland (Jack), Lindsay Sloane (Stacy), Michael Albala (Anderton).
Horrible Bosses is a pretty good comedy right from the start. The background and development is funny and blends seamlessly with the plot when it appears. Though something of a serious fantasy for many people, the film retains the comedy throughout, even when contemplating some serious social and moral issues. Finally we are treated to a justified ending that brings us back to the proper moral ground with a happy face.
Acting was very good from most everyone involved. Bateman delivered with good emotion while Spacey played a dirtbag very well. Day was good, if a bit soft at times, while Sudeikis was funny throughout. Aniston and Farrell were both completely amazing with Anison entirely out of type and Farrell delivering excellent energy. The remainder of the supporting cast also did nicely.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were solid without being bland considering the settings. Physical effects were good without dominating the film. Dialogue was well done, as were sound and soundtrack. The film obviously had a reasonable budget put to good use.
Overall Horrible Bosses is an enjoyable comedy that does a great job of bringing fantasy to the big screen with a good dose of laughter. Those who enjoy a well balanced comedy will enjoy this the most.
With plenty of crude and sexual content, foul language, and drug use save this for older teens and above.
Horrible Bosses is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatre.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
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