Flash Movie Review: Horrible Bosses

One of my first bosses thought he inherited a kingdom instead of a business from his father. I had an inkling of this during my first week at the job. The owner came into the warehouse, took off his shoes, handed them and a shoe shining kit he was carrying to an employee and told the worker to go shine them. I was flabbergasted by the owner’s behavior. Later in the week another incident left me shocked and disgusted. My boss came into the warehouse, walked up to a different employee and handed him his hairbrush, telling the man to take it into the bathroom and clean it. I was prepared to quit if I was ever asked to clean something of his. As it turned out, because I was a good driver, the owner would give me the keys to his expensive luxury car to do errands for him and his mother. I was agreeable to this type of task. This was my introduction into the work world. Luckily I never experienced the bosses that were in this wild comedy. Jason Bateman (Identity Thief, Up in the Air), Jason Sudeikis (The Campaign, Hall Pass) and Charlie Day (Going the Distance, A Quiet Little Marriage) played best friends Nick Hendricks, Kurt Buckman and Dale Arbus. During a night of drinking and commiserating about their vile bosses, the trio plotted a way to do away with their evil superiors. Though the premise was over the top, the cast really made this film fun to watch. I was stunned by Jennifer Aniston’s (Wanderlust, The Bounty Hunter) performance as Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.; not her usual type of role and she nailed it. Along with Kevin Spacey (Moon, The Usual Suspects) and Colin Farrell (Total Recall, Seven Psychopaths), these actors were wickedly contemptuous in their roles. A fast paced, joke laced, crazy caper movie; you may find it totally unbelievable. Before you judge this film because you cannot believe there can be such bosses in the real world, remind me to tell you about another boss I worked for who would steal our customer’s eye glasses. Some scenes with strong language.

 

2 3/4 stars — DVD

About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on February 20, 2013, in Comedy and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Farrell’s funniest role since Bull’s Eye in Daredevil.

  2. hello, moviejoltz… nice review you got here. i better go find myself a copy of the film. it has an excellent cast, by the way. it sounds horrible and fun, hahaha. thanks for this and warm regards… 🙂

  3. This was a movie that I enjoyed more than I thought I would.

  4. Good to see you liked this film – it got a lot of bad reviews but I thought it was pretty great – simple plot but some excellent gags. Sudekis’s role didn’t do a lot for me, but Day and Bateman were top notch (as was Aniston, as you mention).

  5. Different strokes. A friend and I have it as one of the worst movies we’ve ever seen and the worst of that year. Oh well. Enjoyed your review.

  6. I have seen this movie and think you did a great job reviewing it 🙂 I found this movie quite enjoyable. Luckily I have had no experience with bosses being awful though!

  7. Looks similar to something I recently left, thanks. I’ll have to check it out!

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