Horrible Bosses: Meet Psycho, Maneater, and Tool

How many times have you wanted to kill your boss? I can think of a few. In Horrible Bosses, our three heroes actually try and get themselves into a lot of trouble. Fun for us, but not for them.

Guy Next Door

Jason Bateman is having a nice reboot of his career. He found his sweet spot and is monopolizing the guy that we all kind of root for. He is the glue that holds this motley crew together.

Amped Up Squirrel

Charlie Day was funny, but was a little irritating at times with his complaining and whining. Perhaps it was his raspy voice or because he was just so hyper. His character didn’t jell too much for me.

Hall Pass Letdown

I loved Jason Sudeikis in Hall Pass. He was ok and still a little zany here, but seeing him as a super charged bat out of hell before, this role gave me a letdown. Have I unfairly type casted him? Let’s see in his next movie.

Star Studded Support

Kevin Spacey played the insane tyrant of a boss perfectly. Colin Farrell showed his comedic chops by discarding his bad boy image for a fashion disaster, numbskull boss. Jamie Foxx was funny as the murder consultant. Last, but not least, Jennifer Aniston drops her usual good girl routine for a nasty, sex crazed bad girl boss.

Is art imitating life? She’s been getting some bad press for playing the Angelia Jolie role in real life by snatching her current boyfriend. But in the movie, she did a great job going dark. This is also a good reminder to sometimes go 180 from your usual moves. If done right, you could get better than expected results. Give it a shot!

Final Thoughts

There were some funny moments, but the movie was only so-so for me. Interesting plot as I’m sure we all wanted a boss to have a quick demise. But the translation to the big screen was only average comedy. I expected a little more from such an impressive cast. Horrible Bosses is more of a rental than a trip to the theater. But it does open today, July 8th.

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8 Responses

  1. 101 Centavos says:

    I think you’re right, even though the trailer is pretty funny, perhaps that’s all the best parts. Rental it is.

  2. Movies like this always seem to have the best parts in the trailer…which is disappointing. I will still most likely see it since I am a big movie guy.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      You are a bigger movie guy than me! This could be like Hangover 2. I was lukewarm and you really enjoyed it. Let us know what you thought if you decide to go!

  3. Daniel L. says:

    Are you referring to Jennifer Aniston’s film? It is because it has the similar title. But I am looking forward to watch it at home. Maybe I will have to wait for it when it is available on DVD. But I guess, it wouldn’t hurt if I will also watch it on theater. Thanks for providing good insights about the films and related it to other titles.

  4. Kellen says:

    Thanks for sharing your review – sometimes it’s hard to tell when the trailer is really funny, because often it only shows the funniest parts of the movie.

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