Horrible Bosses Movie Review: A Gleefully Silly Comedy

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Are you looking for a movie full of silly fun and great entertainment?  You've come to the right place with Warner Bros. new ensemble comedy Horrible Bosses.  The movie stars a mirage of great actors and they all bring out their comedic best to deliver very funny performance all around in this great dark comedy.

Dark, you may ask?  Well it is, considering the whole story is about a group of guys trying to kill off their bosses whom they can't stand.  And to give the guys a bit of credit, their bosses are pretty horrible.

The entire premise appears to be extremely stupid and you might be deterred based on the absurdity of the entire thing, but don't let it.  Horrible Bosses is a great excuse to laugh at things you know you shouldn't.  And why not let loose for two hours on a Friday night?

Busted By the Cops

The film follows Dale, Nick, and Kurt, three best friends, who all coincidentally have extremely awful bosses.  Dale is a great guy who just got engaged to his girlfriend and is adamant on staying faithful to her -- no matter how much his sexually abusive boss, played extremely well by Jennifer Aniston tries to seduce him with all her sexiness.

Sexually Abusive Beauty

Nick is clearly the voice of reason in the film.  He is a very motivated and hard-worker, who has been working day and night for a big promotion at this company. His boss, another brilliant performance - this time by Kevin Spacey, is an awful person and despite all of Nick's hard work abuses him and leads him on, only to deny him that coveted promotion.

Manupulating Control Freak

Finally, Kurt seems to have it all going for him.  He is in a job that he loves, with a great boss (played by Donald Sutherland), only to find all that change when he dies of a stroke and the lazy, coke-head son becomes the head of the company.  And much to Kurt's horror, his new boss.

Lazy, Coke Addict

The guys decide they can't take any more abuse and what starts out as a joke, becomes a full fledged plan.  The hitman they've hired is more of a mentor than an actual "doer", so it's up to them to follow through on their plan.  Lots of crazy mishaps occur as these three "good guys" try to pull off a terrible crime.

You find yourself totally sympathizing with these men as their bosses truly are completely horrible thanks to outstanding comedic performances from Spacey, Aniston, and Farrell.

Day, Sudeikis, and Bateman create some great banter and play well off each other. Although at times the jokes seem a little too easy to come by (dare I say a little forced), they compliment each other comedic styles in a way the puts this film on a different level of funny.

There is a car chase near the end (not giving anything away) that seems a little bit too "out there," but the film quickly recovers without dragging on too long.

Hiring a Hitman

Jamie Foxx also gives a great performance as the gangsta the three men hire to help them pull off these murders.  Even his name evokes crazy laughter (Motherf***er Jones) in a film where there's little room for silent observation.  Just try to stay quiet for five minutes without any sort of strained giggle escaping your lips.  It's just so wrong...it's right.

Horrible Bosses proves to be a truly horrific experience for the men abused by their superiors, but a gleefully fun adventure for the audience watching.

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Horrible Bosses Quotes

Bobby: "Oh yeah, we've got to trim some of the fat around here."
Kurt: "What do you mean by trim the fat?"
Bobby: "I want you to fire the fat people."
Kurt: "What?!"
Bobby: "They're lazy and they're slow and they make me sad to look at."

Dale: "Your ad said you do wet work?"
Not the Hit Man: "I urinate on other men for money. Why else do you think my ad was in a 'Men Seeking Men' section."
(argument breaks out between Nick, Dale and Kurt)
Dale: "We are men, looking for a man!"

Horrible Bosses Review

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