- Director:Seth Gordon
- Cast:Jason Sudeikis , Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx
- Release Date:August 25, 2011
- Running time:97 minutes
- Film Worth:$16.00
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A guilty pleasure for anyone who hates their boss, this is original, superbly performed and wickedly funny.
Hate your job? Hate your boss even more? Horrible Bosses has you covered - it's a delicious guilty pleasure for the likely rather large proportion of the population who have ever wanted to kill their boss. The dubious bosses in question here are Kevin Spacey (revisiting the psychotic malice of Swimming With Sharks); Colin Farrell (barely recognisable beneath a creepy comb-over and beer gut), and, ummm, Jennifer Aniston. If the Friends star isn't a name to entice the Judd Apatow/Todd Phillips crowd that Horrible Bosses so clearly aims at, then think again. She actually provides the shock value in this raunchy comedy, uttering so many crude sexual profanities that she's a dirty punchline all of her own.
But Horrible Bosses doesn't fall victim to the tired standard of more-cussing-equals-more -laughs, since many of the film's more hilarious moments owe little to the f-word and more to the sheer originality of the set-up. With Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as the put upon underlings who are recipients of their boss' wrath, their individual comedic timing ensures that this is no David vs. Goliath scenario where the A-listers triumph on screen by sheer actorly prowess.
Horrible Bosses is a huge rebound for Seth Gordon, whose not-so-funny directorial debut with Four Christmases left the level of his wit in doubt; here he skillfully reins in a gaggle of award-winning actors to deliver a brilliant comedic tour-de-force.