What would you do if you had the most annoying, terrible and harassing boss in the world? Would you just sit back and take it or would try and do something about it? That’s the question that new comedy Horrible Bosses opening today asks. Patrick and I were fortunate enough to get an advanced screening of the film and let me tell you, it’s pretty funny. But, it’s not as funny as you want it to be unfortunately.
Starring the comedy stylings of Jason Sedekis of SNL, funny man Jason Bateman and fairly newcomer Charlie Day, this troublesome trio has a little bit of heartburn when it comes to dealing with their ridiculous bosses and decide they should just kill them off. But, the three boys don’t know much about killing anybody. So what do they do? They decide to go the roughest part of the city to try and find a hitman. That after having an incident with a wetwork man that Dale finds on Craig’s List. Too funny.
The three come across Motherf**ker Jones played by Jamie Foxx who takes their money to become their murder consultant and tells them they should kills each other’s bosses. Sounds like a great idea, until the trio attempts to do their first scouting mission and everything goes completely mad. Just when you think they’ve figured it out, something goes wrong. But then, an unsuspecting twist puts all three of them in jeopardy of getting caught and the trio is on the run.
While I was highly anticipating watching this film I left with a mediocre response. There are funny moments and there are LOL moments. However, they seem to be few and far between. The highlights for me are definitely watching Jennifer Aniston play a character so far from her usual self that you can’t help but be amazed. Jason Sedekis also tapped my funny bone and Kevin Spacey as the nasty boss was so great. Aside from that, it doesn’t stack up the comedy of Bridesmaids or Hangover. However, it is a good funny movie to see with friends or on a date night. However, I would maybe send this one straight to the rental.
Overall, I give this movie a 3.5 out of 5.
One of my favorite comments that I heard while leaving the movie theater was “at least it was better than Bad Teacher. Case closed.
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