Horrible Bosses Reviews
So what we have here is a very good comedy with a large number of the cast being small name stars! I still can't believe it, the film started slow I gotta say, wasn't really getting into it, the guys are living crappy lives due their nasty chiefs so they all decide to bump them off...meh. Then on comes Aniston offering to fudge the living daylights outta Day and telling him to fudge her slutty mouth!!! what am I seeing!? Aniston actually using her sexy girl next door looks for some adult humour at last.
I may as well point out that every scene with Day, Bateman and Sudeikis was an absolute pleasure to watch and extremely funny yet I've never even heard of any of them. Every scene and every line was just so chuckletastic you can't fail to smile, the comedy was sharp, witty and with some slapstick but not over the top and childish. The 'villains' of the piece were all fantastic too, Farrell, Aniston (in another 'Office Space' moment winner) and Spacey all showing great comic evilness, some of the best casting I've seen for a while.
I really didn't hold much hope for this film to be honest, heard a lot but assumed it was all over the top hype, how could it be so good with that cast? so I was wrong.
Pretty much a perfect little comedy of horrors that is simple yet original and doesn't get carried away with overblown sequences. The only thing that kept popping into my mind was how gay Day's character was. Who in their right mind wouldn't let Aniston have her wicked way like that?! she could blackmail me like that any day.
Jennifer Aniston is actually funny as a sex-crazed boss who is quite demanding of a particular employee; and I think you can imagine in what way. So I guess I have to like her now.
And the rest of the well assembled cast contribute in keeping things amusing. Jason Bateman's turn to comedy is an example of an actor figuring out what works for them which is something we need to see more of. Is it me or do we need to lighten up a little? lol
There's one quote that I found particularly funny. Something about bending a woman over and showing her the 50 states. That's a new one to me. :)
Horrible Bosses will not appeal to all,but will send many who watch it laughing their socks off.
Question: Who here has had a horrible boss? Yep, pretty much everyone. I had one or two - that's for sure. But now I am my own boss and I am lovin' life. Anyway, how many of you ever considered killing your boss just so you didn't have to deal with their crap anymore? Well, that's what Horrible Bosses explores but in one of the most hilarious movie I have seen in a long time! (And, yes, I don't recommend anyone actually consider killing their employer - just putting that one out there, okay?)
This stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Andy Sudeikis as three friends with the world's worst bosses. They are played by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell. I may have never seen worse employers - ever. But, boy, was it funny to witness.
Jason Bateman, who is the most serious of all disgruntled employees, had the pleasure of sucking up to Kevin Spacey in hopes of getting a promotion. I am still undecided if he was the worst of the three right now. However, he may have been my favorite to watch. Kevin Spacey can play the best jerks (wish to say an expletive here but not sure if youngsters read my blog) so it was easy to enjoy that performance.
Charlie Day, who I must admit I don't really know his work all that well and he reminds me a bit of Bobcat Goldthwait, plays a dental hygienist with the horniest boss on the planet. The dentist is played BRILLIANTLY by Jennifer Aniston. This may be her best role yet. Now this movie is rated R and besides a lot of profanity I think it was for her performance that helped garner that rating. Yes, every male will probably enjoy this one and that's all I am going to say about that!
Andy Sudeiskis, who I believe is an SNL regular, had probably the worst boss - a balding, comb-over, drug-taking scumbag played rather so-so by Colin Farrell. I usually like Colin Farrell and he could have had a lot to fun with this particular character but somehow it sort of fell short for me.
Now as you know I am not going to reveal the entire plot. But if you have seen the previews you know what the premise is; and I will say that it goes off in a different direction than I was expecting. I laughed out loud A LOT - said "Oh my god!" more than I can count and even had to cover my eyes a few times for fear of being sick in the theater. That wouldn't have made for good movie watching after that.
I recommend Horrible Bosses especially for a good laugh. It is definitely not one for the kids and if you are easily offended - skip it. However, if you desire to watch this film - be prepared to giggle, be a little shocked and what ever you do - don't leave during the credits. I believe I laughed harder during those than the entire movie.
My favorite thing: Kevin Spacey - he really does play that "type" very, very well!
My least favorite thing: Let's just say it involves toiletries and leave it at that. OK!
Length: 100 minutes
Review: 7 out of 10
It's all you really need to know, but as reviewer I feel compelled to expand on the above. In "Horrible Bosses" you have an non original idea, some comic situations that come off flat and some truly bad comic writing - oh, and the cherry on top... atrocious film editing and continuity. About the only saving grace to this film is the performance of Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Anniston as two of the bosses. There's also an odd, quirky appearance by Jamie Foxx (whatever happened to this mercurial talent?) that just doesn't do much other than make you say "hey, there's Jamie Foxx, what ever happened to him?" (This last sentence is probably funnier than much of what is presented in the film).
As for the film, it starts out well enough, showing how each of the three main characters is at odds with their bosses. Over drinks (in a really badly edited sequence) the trio wonder "hypothetically" if they would be better off by offing their bosses. From here the film spirals downward, the only truism being that three middle class white guys would have no real idea about how to contact a hit man. They bumble and stumble, going from one improbable and unfunny set piece to another, trying to be endearing and "look at me" funny - but it just isn't happening. About the only truly funny occurrence transpires as the three leave a shopping mall in three separate cars - the overhead view of each blocking the other as they attempt to exit is at least mildly humorous, which is more than you can say about their antics and attempts at low brow humor.
I will admit that this one sequence, which was almost a throwaway, made me smile: when asked by a cop to explain why he was speeding away from a crime scene, one of the guys replies "I was drag racing". The cop responds "in a Prius???" The guy looks sheepish and admits "I usually lose". The film sure could have used a ton more well thought out bits of humor like this, but far too often relies on situational humor, a misstep when the situations aren't plausible and there's no intelligent banter to support it.
In a buddy film of this nature there has to be a click or a spark, so that when the buddies are together you feel good about watching them interact - but the chemistry is lacking here and the three buddies seem to be nothing more than plot devices getting you from one lame skit to another - it almost seems like the director and writer were hoping for some kind of improvisational magic... but the trio left their wands at home.
Thats why i wasn't so enthusiatic about giving this movie a chance, i had preconcieved ideas that this movie wasnt going to keep its promise and i was pleasantly surprised!
Its very funny, a good storyline and love the way it was written and portrayed across to the audiences! I love the way they made Colin Farrell: A sex god to so many women and yet they made him into this repulsive arse, which was brillaint!
A brilliant cast and delivered well by everyone, its nice to see jennifer aniston in a movie that hasnt flopped!
That's the set up, and it's a simple one, but the end result is actually really funny, quite good, and better than I figured it might be. There's a star studded cast here (including some nice cameos), with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day playing the tortured employees, while Kevin Spacey, a barely recognizable (and sleazy) Colin Farrell, and a wonderfully raunchy Jennifer Aniston play their respective bosses.
Everyone does a really good job with the material, even though for Spacey this is a slight rehash of past work. Aniston is shockingly awesome playing a filthy minded and oversexed dentist, and Farrell's sweaty, coked out nutball with a balding head really steals the show. Everypne is great, but these last two really take the cake.
Going into it, I didn't have extremely high expectations, but I was hoping it would at least be kinda funny, even if it did ultimately fail. Thankfully, the film is surprisingly better than expected, and there's some great surprises to be found here.
All in all, a decent film that really works as great catharsis for anyone who's ever had a boss that hated so much that they wanted to see them dead.