In a simple phrase… “HORRIBLE BOSSES is HILARIOUS” – and with only 5 months remaining in the year, I highly doubt ANY movie can challenge this one for Best Comedy honors. From the opening scene, the plot began to build, so there was not a single lull in action throughout the movie. It’s an incredibly successful mix of comedic devices and every character lives up to their role.
We all have had them – a boss that we thought was absolutely “the worst” person in the world and made us hate to go to work. In HORRIBLE BOSSES,
three friends (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Sudeikis) all work for first class, Type A bosses (Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey) that make their respective lives unbearable at work. When it begins to spill over into their personal lives, they “kinda” decide (over drinks) that it would be much better for them all if their bosses weren’t around anymore. They enlist the help of a “murder consultant” (Jamie Foxx) to help rid them of their problem and the plan quickly becomes an incredibly funny caper.
In each progression of the story line, the movie becomes funnier. Although each member of the cast performs their role well, Day steals the show with his awkward and bumbling character whose whole life has been a disaster. I’d venture to say the movie would only be funny (instead of hilarious) without him.
I highly recommend you see this movie; albeit, it more than earns it’s R rating. So, if you have sensitive ears you have a decision to make. It’s non-stop laughter mixed with random moments of shock and surprise to equal a perfect mix. On a scale of 1-5, HORRIBLE BOSSES definitely gets 5 toothbrushes from me… Go see the movie and you’ll know exactly what I mean. 🙂 See more photos from the pre-screening under event highlights at Aspire Online Magazine.
-Jay Young is Director of Photography for AOM and The “HIGH UP”.