Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Donald Sutherland, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx
Nick hates his boss, mostly because he's expected to work from before sunrise to after sunset and his boss, Mr. Harken, calls him out for being a minute late and blackmails him, so he can't quit. Dale hates his boss, Dr. Julia Harris, because she makes unwelcome sexual advances when he's about to get married. Dale is on that pesky list of child offenders, so he can't quit. Kurt actually likes his job and his boss, but his boss dies, and the boss's coked-out, psychopathic son takes over. The three friends are hanging out in a bar getting drunk, when they start making a plan to kill each other's bosses. The plans do not turn out so smoothly.
Three middle aged white men pissed off at their crappy bosses plan on kill their bosses. This movie was so many men's dreams. If you are a boss, then this has been thought about you.
Here is the breakdown of the main characters and their relationship. Nick is a hard working decent man climbing his way up that invisible ladder that he has been told to do. Dale is a balless whiny idiot that needs his ass kicked. I would have choked him out. Who would be friends with a loser like that? Kurt is a womanizing horn dog that probably has so many STDs that you could not touch him without catching something. He is the biggest loser of them all. None of these guys would be friends. They have nothing in common. What straight men would not have sex with their hot female boss that was openly hitting on him? It is a very small percentage.
What in the hell was up with Jamie Foxx? Why was he even in this movie? I think they could have saved money and got a hobo to play the part. Just saying. I think he is not funny and overrated. People only like to see faces that they recognize in movies. The rest of the cast was perfectly fine. They all did a really good job on their roles. It was just interesting to see Jennifer Aniston in such a "sex kitten" role. I liked it. Colin Farrell played down his looks to be a balding cokehead sex addict that only cares about himself. He was a bit over the top, but it still worked.
This money was funny at parts. It is a watchable movie that will be on several cable channels all of the time. This movie really tries to be a brotastic movie. The story was good without being boring at any point. The Dale character needed to be beat every 30 seconds, but that is another story. Watch it. It's pretty funny. Enjoy.
Horrible Bosses (2011) Trailer