Movie Review: Horrible Bosses

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Synopsis: For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses 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, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers...permanently. There's only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland
Directed by: Seth Gordon
U.S. Rating: R

While I was expecting for The Hangover II to be my top favorite comedy of the year, Horrible Bosses has become so far my favorite comedy film this year, so far.

Director Seth Gordon has a short list of films under his arm, half of them documentaries, we must admit that he knew how to match a lousy script with such an amazing cast and get the most out of this equation. The plot rounds around the story of three close friends and their daily life at work, dealing with their horrible bosses. Nick has been working hard for the last eight years for a financial firm, working long hours and giving his best for the promotion he's been looking for, but his dreams and efforts are suddenly destroyed by his boss, Dave Harken, who abuses him emotionally. Dale is a dental assistant whose been dreaming all his life about being a husband. He can't find a job anywhere because he's a registered sex offender. He works for Dr. Julia Harris, who is constantly sexually harassing him, knowing that he won't have other option finding another job. Kurt seems to be the only one who loves his job and his boss, Mr. Jack Pellitt, but when Mr. Pettitt suffers a heart attack and dies, his son Bobby, a cocaine-addicted takes control over the company and becomes his living nightmare.

Being tired of their bosses and difficult work environment, they decide to hire a hitman, someone to get rid of their bosses and make things better and easier at work. They will be instructed by a ex-con who will teach them how to do the job themselves and not be caught. While they're working on some recognition tasks, a serie of events will lead everyone to an unexpected end, happily in a good way for Nick, Dale and Kurt.

As mentioned before, it was not the best and funniest plot I've seen in this year, but it was played by such a unique, hilarious and extremely talented cast. Director Seth Gordon was able to capture the great chemistry found among the three lead roles (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis). The supporting roles played by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx brought the extra value to the film, making it such an enjoyable and hilarious film to watch.

I would rate this movie with a 4/5

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