Horrible Bosses: Movie Review

Jul 11, 2011 | 2011 Articles, Books & Tales, Lorie Lewis Ham

by Lorie Lewis Ham

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So I have to start this review off by saying that originally someone else was going to review this movie, but they ended up not being able to so it was left to me. This is not my kind of movie and I knew that going in. And if you have trouble with sexual language and cussing—take a wide berth on this one.

That being said, the plot was very clever and funny. Three ordinary guys, and best friends, hate their “horrible” bosses with a passion and end up deciding to do a twist on Strangers On A Train and murder each other’s bosses. Their first plan is to hire a hit man and the couple of twists that takes is very funny and I love Jaime Foxx as the supposed hit man with the unfortunate, yet funny name. But that takes another twist and they’re off to pull the Strangers On a Train deal and start researching ways to kill their bosses, bumbling around as they go. A very unexpected twist changes things around on them and things get scary as they find themselves running from the law and a crazy man.

I won’t say anything more about the plot as to not give it away, but the plot and the acting were both quite good and fun. And while most of the humor was derived from things I don’t find funny—I did find myself laughing from time to time.

Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston as crazy bosses were over the top and fun, and I always love Jason Bateman in anything. Charlie Day as another of the friends, was also quite funny and very much made me think of the character Morgan on the TV show Chuck.

So if you like this type of movie, you should love this one. As I said it’s clever and well done for what it is. It’s just not my kind of movie.

Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material.

Horrible Bosses is now playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6. Showtimes can be found on their website.

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Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and an enthusiastic contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet.

1 Comment

  1. I thought this was pretty funny. Bateman, Day and Sudeikis had really great chemistry and Aniston, Spacey, and Farrell were all pretty evil and villainous as the bosses.. I did wish it would have gotten a bit darker with it’s subject at certain times but overall, pretty good I thought. Good Review! Check out mine when you can!


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