Saturday, December 3, 2011

Horrible Bosses (2011)

Director: Seth Gordon. Cast: Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Foxx. 98 min. Rated R. Comedy.

Meh. Three employees (Bateman, Day, and Sudeikis) are abused by their employers (Spacey, Aniston, and Farrell, respectively), to the point that they decide to kill them. Although the basic concept of employers taking advantage of their employees' desperation during these high unemployment times provides a decent satire core, and I agree that any comedy storyline should be forgiven to be an exaggeration, I had a hard time believing these characters to be pushed so far as to commit murder for their abuse at work. Contains a few good laughs, but overall, it's just brainless entertainment.

Mo says:


  1. Agree it was brainless comedy but sometime we need that! really funny ... how open was in language more than image itself ?! I got surprized a little of Jeniffer Aniston i guess she stepped outside more than her usual performance... I'm wonder is it the CAUSE or EFFECT of her recent nomination?!

  2. Actually, I thought Aniston was the best presence in the movie. She's having this interesting process of re-inventing herself from what she was before. I predict we'll be seeing more good (and different) works from her in the future.