Horrible Bosses: three friends are having major issues at work and decide it would be best if their bosses weren’t around any more… so they hire a ‘murder consultant’. The three bosses (Spacey, Aniston, Farrell) are all well cast and solid comedy characters. The three goons pull off the comedy of errors pretty well; albeit in a Hollywood shouty fashion, especially the little guy. However, it’s Jamie Foxx in the cameo role that and outshines and outfunnies everyone else put together with immaculate comedy timing. Worth noting that Aniston looks amazing, and gets to say some unbelievably filthy lines – ‘I fingered myself so hard I broke a nail’ – for the guys, this has been a looooong time coming! The majority of the jokes are consistent, and pretty funny, although mostly lowbrow crude/sex orientated – which is a shame as it had massive black comedy potential. It’s also well shot and has the advantage of being one of those films that everyone can relate to – who hasn’t had a boss that was a Psycho, Maneater or Tool at some point?! Horrible bosses is far better than it looks, and a contender with Bridesmaids for Comedy of the year.
Totally agree with you about Foxx. He was the best thing about it. I actually didn’t hate this, in truth, although I didn’t buy the third guy as a woman-magnet in the slightest.
Even Spacey was watchable, which is something I don’t say very often.
Not a big Spacey Fan? Although he is one of those actor’s that’s bigger than the sum of good parts he’s played I dig him. (Unlike, say, Mel Gibson).
Horrible Bosses was such a hilarious movie! I had pretty low expectations about this movie, but I’m glad I saw it. I was dying of laughter with this movie! I honestly can’t pick a favorite character out of them all, they were all awesome! It was definitely a change to see Jennifer Aniston as a touchy-feely dentist. I loved this movie and I plan on seeing again very soon! I know that the Blockbuster Movie Pass was released earlier this week! I am really excited because the Blockbuster Movie Pass will give customers a huge selection of DVDs like Horrible Bosses, along with TV shows and games by mail. Since it is being offered by DISH Network (who is also my employer), there are 20 channels that are included with the Movie Pass in addition to the thousands of movies and shows that you can stream to your TV or PC! Blockbuster also has many stores that you can exchange DVDs at and Blu-Rays are included! For all that, I think $10 is such a great price for all that.
Great piece of carpet bombing!
I love how if I type “Blockbuster Movie Pass will give customers a huge selection of DVDs” into Google, I get EVERY SINGLE Horrible Bosses review on the web…
Nicely written review. Nothing groundbreaking and it’s definitely of the rude and crude genre but I thought it was a really good time. Plenty of laughs to be had throughout and the main trio has great chemistry which really helps.