You have most likely (depending on your age) had a boss that you didn’t much care for, but have you ever considered killing them…come on, be honest.
Three friends, who each have “horrible bosses” (bet you couldn’t have guessed that one) are fed up with the treatment they receive day in and day out at their jobs. Each having different occupations and totally unique bosses, when these friends are together it’s all they can talk about. Starting out as a joke, it’s suggested that they should kill their bosses, but the idea catches on fairly quickly and the three find a murder consultant to do the job. The consultant turns out to be a sham, but he does offer them one good piece of advice…they shouldn’t kill their own boss, but each kill the others boss. So, they set out to do just that.
Evaluation: The film stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Kevin Spacey among some other well known names. The movie wouldn’t, or in fact couldn’t be as good without these people. This is a feel good movie, and the cast’s contribution is of high importance. And when I say that this movie is a “feel good” movie, I mean it’s one that gives you a happy feeling to be watching it. I have seen it several times, and I get excited just knowing I’m going to watch it. Ignoring the humor, or hell, even the plot for that matter, these actors/actresses alone can make you smile. Now, tie that in with an interesting and humorous plot, and you’ve got yourself a film worth your while.
When it comes to comedy I used to say “Oh, Jim Carrey of course!”, but now I say “Jason Sudeikis” because almost all of his movies make me laugh and keep me happily entertained. I loved him on Saturday Night Live, and he has talent that many actors don’t, in the sense that he can make a connection with the viewer. I’m not putting any of the others in this film down, but he was my favorite, followed by Charlie Day.
Is the film real? No. Three friends with different lives like this would most likely never agree to something of this magnitude. And after a while I’ll admit, some of the jokes begin to dry out. But it’s not what I call a “watch once” film, because after watching it the first time, I knew it would become a favorite of mine.
Total Abstract Rating: 90% “Horrible Bosses 2” is currently in the making. I only hope it’s not a mistake!
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