Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses (Seth Gordon, 2011)
Three normal or random guys (Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis) work for bosses that they hate. One is a drug addict and a freak (Colin Farrell), the other loves power and thinks his wife constantly cheats on him (Kevin Spacey) and the last one but not the least is a sexual harrassment hotie (Jennifer Aniston). With this setup the three guys brag about how their bosses make their lives miserable until one drunken night they decide to finish with their misery and think about a plan to get rid of their bosses. They will meet a professionnal (Jamie Foxx) to do the job...

The presence of a SNL regular Jason Sudeikis, the funny and sometimes annoying high pitched voice Charlie Day (Going the Distance) and Arrested Development's Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) make the perfect trio of losers that plans the perfect crime to eliminate the nuisance at their jobs. This universal concept of hating our bosses might seem too simple but instead this is what makes this film work so well. The bosses portrayed by the capable actors aforementioned are so mean and over the line of sanity that it is almost justified to kill them.

A simple plot that gives an interesting variation on Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train with twisted humour and a great supporting cast. With Horrible Bosses we are far from The Tree of Life (aka the greatest film of 2011 on this blog) but the comedy is efficient and the situations are hilarious. A great film for a friday night with friends and a couple of beers.

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