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Nick hates his boss, mostly because he's expected to work from before sunrise to after sunset and his boss, Mr. Harken, calls him out for being a minute late and blackmails him so he can't quit. Dale hates his boss, Dr. Julia Harris, because she makes unwelcome sexual advances when he's about to get married. But Dale is on that pesky list of child offenders so he can't quit. Kurt actually likes his job and his boss, well, up until his boss dies and the boss's coked-out, psychopathic son takes over. But who would be crazy enough to quit their jobs in such poor economic times? Instead Nick, Dale and Kurt drunkenly and hypothetically discuss how to kill their bosses, and before they know it, they've hired a murder consultant to help them pull off the three deeds. Written by
While Stacy talks to Dr. Harris in the dental clinic, an "elevator music" version of Gnarls Barkley plays. See more »
Microphone reflection from glass wall, when Dave Harken has gathered his employees to tell them about the promotion. See more »
I get to work before the sun comes up, and I leave long after it's gone down. I haven't had sex in 6 months with someone other than myself. And the only thing in my refrigerator is an old lime. Could be a kiwi, no way to tell.
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It's "9 to 5" meets "Strangers on a Train"..... and it's hilarious...
Think 9 to 5 meets Strangers on a Train. A sick and twisted idea of murdering each other's "problem" combined with the ultimate workplace comedy about an evil boss. It's a perfect way to summarize Horrible Bosses, the latest R-Rated comedy to come out of an already busy R-Rated comedy summer. It's very funny and it's a nice break from superhero and event movies.
As the movie opens, each of the main characters tell us a little bit about their job and boss in a voice over. Nick (Bateman) tells us about Dave Harken (Spacey), Kurt (Sudeikis) fills us in on Bobby Pellitt (Farrell) and poor Dale (Day) tries to get us to sympathize with him about Dr. Julia Harris (Aniston). Each one of the guys are miserable with their employers and contemplates quitting, that is until an old friend (Byrne) stops by and shows them what unemployed life could turn out to be. Once the boys are convinced that murder is their only option, they set out to hire a hit-man. After a hilarious encounter with a man (Gruffudd, in an excellent cameo) that posted an ad on Craigslist, they turn to their NavGuide specialist to direct them to the seediest neighborhood bar. It's there where they meet Mr. Jones (Foxx), a shady-looking dude with an even shadier past and funnier nickname who helps the guys with their dirty deeds.
I won't go on anymore about what happens, I certainly don't want to spoil anything. Just know that the movie zips along at a very fast pace and never lets up in the laughs department. They fire the jokes like they were coming from a comedy AK-47. The script is well-written and the dialog is sometimes crude, but often witty. Jennifer Aniston has certainly never talked like this in any of her other movies. I love that she got to play against type and she nails her performance as the sexually aggressive Dr. Harris. I wouldn't be surprised to see some Golden Globe nominations for the bosses come award time. Speaking of the bosses' performances, it's a shame that they didn't have more screen time, this movie could have easily stuck in a few more scenes of "Bosses Behaving Badly" to milk some more laughs or even show us what absolute nightmares these guys were dealing with. But, I'm fine with what they did show us, I just wanted a little bit more.
That's basically all you need to know about this one. It speeds through the 100-minute running time like it was nothing and will have you laughing the entire way through, I don't even think they had one of those "aw, this movie has heart, too" moments, for which I am grateful. And I loved the ending in which a new boss was introduced to us (surprise cameo alert). Be sure to stick around while the credits are rolling to see some funny bloopers and ad libs as well. More reviews at www.soveryterry.com Final Grade: A-
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