Horrible Bosses review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/27/11
Three friends share a common aspect in their careers, all of them have wicked superiors. Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) is due for a promotion after working competently for 8 years at Comnidyne Industries only to be overstepped by the vain, insensitive President Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey). Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) works as a Dental Assistant to a flirtatious maniacal Dentist Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston). Kurt Buckman’s (Jason Sudeikis) diligent and ethical chief Jack Pellitt (Donald Sutherland) passes away due to a heart attack and his drug infused sex crazed son Bobby (Colin Farrell) takes over the family business. The underprivileged abused trio seeks advise/help from M. Jones (Jamie Foxx) to eliminate their problems.
A dark comedy that I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end. Sensational performance from Spacey, Aniston and Farrell based on their annoying characters. Of all the 3 protagonists, I only enjoyed Charlie Day’s portrayal of Dale. His acting was very funny and natural. I was never a Jason Bateman fan because of his stoic expressions or just the lack of interesting scripts. Jason Sudeikis was decent but could have casted a more charming and gorgeous looking male actor based on Kurt’s figure and mannerisms. Soundtrack was good since it fit certain scenes and the screenplay was surprisingly fresh and funny. The topics of moral ethics, friendship, resourcefulness and chance were displayed. Horrible Bosses for me was joy to view despite certain minute flaws.