Movie Review: Horrible Bosses

Nick Hendricks(Jason Bateman), Dale Arbus(Charlie Day) and Kurt Buckman(Jason Sudeikis) share the same predicament. They have horrible bosses. Nick works for an overbearing, unscrupulous and pompous Dave Harken(Kevin Spacey) who extracts work from him by waving the "promotion" flag. Dave humiliates Nick whenever he gets a chance. Dale works Dr Julia Harris(Jennifer Aniston) and is busy fending off her sexual advances. No matter what he tries, Julia never backs off. Kurt is happy working for his boss till the latter meets with an accident and is replaced by his pervert son Bobby Pellitt(Colin Farrell).

The trio meets often at a nearby bar to discuss their problems. While venting about their bosses one evening, they casually remark about killing their bosses. Although none of them gives it a lot of thought, the events at their work forces them to take up this option. After deciding to go all the way, the trio unsuccessfully tries to find a hit man. Finally, they meet a "murder consultant" in one of the dangerous bars in the neighborhood. The murder consultant Motherfucker Jones(Jamie Foxx) takes 5000 dollars to give them ideas. The trio then tries to implement this idea.

Seth Gordon directs this entertaining comedy about the underlings trying to get rid of their horrible bosses. Seth manages to keep the audience laughing without going overboard with his politically incorrect jokes. The biggest strength of the movie is wonderful casting he has managed to rope in. It is the bosses - Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell (unrecognizable with a balding head, smirk and a beard) - who makes this movie worthwhile to watch. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis reacts to the situations created by their bosses.

Pick it up if you are in the mood of comedy.

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

Rating: ***


  1. Sounds to be an interesting movie.

  2. Seems like a good one. Will definitely watch. Thanks for the review. :D
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  3. @M&M - :) Thanks for dropping by

  4. sounds nice- was jennifer aniston too sweet to be believable?

  5. @ConfusedYuppie - :) She was mean. Totally different from her usual kind of roles.


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