Friday, 5 August 2011


Horrible Bosses [Review]

Opinion: B

Wielded together by several laughing gags, Horrible Bosses features some of the most number of eccentric and larger than life personalities to enhance the comedy stage just for laughs. With interesting performances by the male leads and several supporting cast like Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston, this proves to be a very watchable crude sitcom that fulfills its purpose of inducing laughter for the weekend.

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 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. Produced by Jay Stern.

Horrible Bosses is a very well-made 95 minutes sitcom produced for the silver screen.

Filled with hilarious scenarios that feels blatant at times, the jokes and physical performance of the cast really gets you cracking up constantly throughout the film. Some scenes may prove to be crude and embarrassing, but it's what works that matter in the end.

Probably one of the supporting characters who stole quite a fair bit of thunder is Jennifer Aniston, who really gave a no-holds-barred performance that may be jaw-dropping for many of us. Here, she's a very magnetic sex-craved screen presence whose bold acts stun us either into disbelief or outrageous laughter.

And there's Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell (with the least screen time) who also gave a repugnant display of what horrible bosses can be. Not that there's anything wrong with it, in fact it's what made this film so watchable - the bosses! Aniston, Spacey, and Farrell all gave us an entertaining second look deeper into this film, yet another terrific display of what these veterans can offer.

Again, this helps to support my belief where the best comedy are best left in the hands of good comedy actors.

Horrible Bosses is exactly what its title suggests - all about horrible bosses and how each of their respective employee plots against them. For a premise like this, there isn't much of a plot that proves to withhold deeper meanings of revelation or inspiration (as compared to say, the recent comedy Bridesmaid). Here, if you're just looking for laughs there's plentiful to satisfy. It won't make you feel good or fill you with heart-warmth, but gets you satisfied just to be exposed to a lot of bad influences for the sake of fun.

But if you're looking for something inspiring, you probably won't be catching a film titled "Horrible Bosses" in the first place.


  1. I've never been interested in seeing this movie, but now after I read your lovely review, I may reconsider :)

  2. @Nebular Hey George, if you're in the mood for some crude comedy, I think this works. If not there's also this other great comedy - Bridesmaids, which I liked a lot too!

    Will check your site out for your thought of this film when you catch it! Thank you! :D


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