Directed by: Seth Gordon
Written by: Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley, and Jonathan Goldstein
For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers... permanently.
Horrible Bosses had an epic trailer which is why this movie is one of the most anticipated R-rated comedies of the year. The only other R-rated comedy I might be looking forward to more than this one is 30 Minutes or Less. Check out the trailer, it is hilarious. Anyway, was Horrible Bosses just as good as the trailers? Yes, indeed it was! Was Horrible Bosses way better than the trailer? No, not really. But that is okay. This film really hit home and you will be laughing all the way through the film. The director Seth Gordon is used to directing half hour TV sitcoms and it comes across in the film. There are some parts of this movie where I am laughing for 20 minutes straight but then it lagged a little bit. Where Seth Gordon succeeded was getting the best out of his actors, which is why this movie is a definite must see.
Jason Bateman plays the everyday working man who is getting shit on by his boss. He plays the most timid role out of the three but brings the comedy chops that he shined with in Arrested Development Kevin Spacey plays the psychotic, overbearing, dickhead boss. He steals a lot of scenes and ends up being the most prominent boss in the film.
The boss I wished got a little more screen time was played by Colin Farrell. He brought his A-game and gave a performance similar to Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder. Colin Farrell's character is the douche bag, comb-over wearing, coke-head boss. He played the boss of Jason Sudeikis who plays the cool, laid back, ladies man which he played off great. I would say that he had some of the funniest lines but you forget that there is one more friend that I have not mentioned yet.
Both Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis are on the verge of becoming huge comedy stars but the one that really broke out of his shell was Charlie Day. He plays the most well rounded role int he film. He has a fiancee and seems to have his act together. Of course when shit this the fan the crazy side of him comes out. Watching him get coked out with Jason Bateman might have been one of the most memorable scenes from a comedy since the FIRST Hangover. (2nd Hangover SUCKED!!) Charlie Day brings his LAways Sunny side into this film but plays so much more than that character in this film. I am glad to see him in films like these. Now his boss was played by Jennifer Anniston, who seems to be like wine and gets finer with age. She plays the sexually harassing boss with the dirty mouth. I mean this bitch is crazy. Jennifer Anniston's character makes sexually offenders look like priests. Bad metaphor but you get the point.
There are also some great cameos from Julie Bowen (Modern Family) who played Kevin Spacey's hot cheating whore of a wife and Jamie Foxx who played a character named 'Motherfucker' Jones. This film really brought the best out of this top notch cast. Every one of them brought something to the table which made for an all around rememberable comedy to laugh at for years to come.