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If you're like most people at some point you have probably worked for a horrible boss, and so you can derive a vicarious thrill from this movie.

If you have seen Hitchcock's classic Strangers on a Train, or Throw Momma from the Train starring Danny De Vito the premise will be familiar. Subtract a train, substitute 3 authority figures for a parental figure, add a healthy dose of Murphy's law, and a hitman consultant, MF Jones, played by Jamie Foxx, and a few absurd twists, and you have Horrible Bosses.

Three horrible bosses. Three disgruntled employess. You kill my boss. I kill yours. No one will suspect any of us. Makes perfect sense. Nothing could possibly go wrong. Right? Right..

Horrible Bosses has a wealth of talent, including two Academy Award winners. It's amusing, gripping, absurd, and has some surprising twists and turns.

It has some outstanding scenes, particularly Jennifer Aniston's hot portrayal of the oversexed over the top maneating dentist, who does unthinkable things with her sleeping patients, and tries the patience of her unfortunate just got engaged assistant. Not just a sexual overtone. More like a sexual symphony.

Last year she was in a clever movie The Switch (2010), also starring Jason Bateman, and a scene stealing kid, and it's apparent that comedy more than drama is her strength and passion, and improvisation her forte as she showed in the recent Just Go With It, which I totally loved. For her the clock appears to run backwards rather than forwards, and her talent and presence continues to grow.

Combed over Colin Farrell is almost unrecognisable as the idiotic heir to a chemical company with chemical dependency issues, while Kevin Spacey reprises the familiar psychotic role.

If you like this movie, check out director Seth Gordon's The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, given two thumbs up by Ebert and Roeper. Think of it as the Spinal Tap meets Donkey Kong. Truly outstanding.

If you're like me, it doesn't matter if you watch it in the theater or on dvd, I think you will love it. And, if you do have a horrible boss, send him or her a copy of this movie. They might get the hint. They might not. Recently, I saw Jennifer Aniston in Just go with it. I consider it one of her best performances, and I highly recommend it.

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on November 9, 2011
I took a chance on this one and bought it before seeing it, or knowing much about it - no regrets here. Everyone in this movie does a stellar job. I've never been a big fan of Jennifer Aniston, but she steals the show here. Highly recommended for old-school, sticky situation, buddy comedy enthusiasts who love original one-liners and male bonding done well. Pepper in Kevin Spacey as one of the biggest pricks ever to grace the screen and you've got an instant classic.
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on December 22, 2011
This movie made me laugh real hard because they are terrific. Even Jennifer Aniston's character is what I never get enough of that movie just as if I never get enough of Cameron Diaz's Bad Teacher.
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on September 21, 2015
Three friends have horrible bosses. For one reason or another they are stuck at their jobs. Nick works for Kevin Spacey who is a ridiculous driver and badgers Nick when he is 2 minutes late. Kurt works a chemical company. His new boss is a coke head who sees the business as an ATM machine and wants to run it into the ground. When he says he wants to "trim the fat" that means he wants to fire fat people. Dale, who is engaged, is a dental assistant to Jennifer Aniston, who wants to have sex with him. Even his close friends have trouble believing that is a problem.

Kurt claims killing his boss, who wants to dump waste on the proverbial poor Bolivians would save lives and that they have a moral duty to kill their boss. Jennifer Aniston develops a comical potty mouth in this film, one that makes Madonna sound like Mother Teresa.

After some very brief soul searching our trio decides life would be better without their bosses. However getting to that point is not easy. The movie takes some unexpected twists. The role of Dale (Charlie Day) was clearly written with Zach Galifianakis in mind. In spite of that, this was still an excellent movie. Good laughs, and an enjoyment to see Aniston as "R" rated.

F-bomb, crude sex talk (mostly by Aniston)
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Horrible Bosses(released June/11)stars,among others,Jason Bateman,Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell,Kevin Spacey,Donald Sutherland and Jamie Foxx.This is a juvenile film chock full of the type of low gutter humour/aka "the easy laugh", that Hollywood churns out these days.It's an inspired cast in a film that goes no where.
The story is simple.On the one hand we have the "good guys": Bateman,Day and Sudeikas VS "the bad guys",the titled Horrible Bosses: Aniston,Farrell and Spacey.Bateman's nightmare is Spacey who makes him work long hours for nothing,denying him a promotion that he deserves.Day is up against Aniston who wants to bed Day at every turn and is sexually harassing him constantly.Finally we have Sudeikas whose late bosse's son Farrell has unfortunately taken over a company that he has no business running.Over a nightcap at a local bar the trio's discussion turns to getting rid of their bosses.It eventually pans into an actual plan,of sorts.Day first arranges a meeting with a "wet professional",which he believes is just a code name for hitman.No.As it turns out, the guy that arrives at a hotel room the three rent out, pees on his clients for a living.Ooops.Next they secure the services of Foxx who plays one Dean "MF"Jones(I am not allowed to tell you what MF stands for,you'll have to guess...and it won't be that hard!).He takes $5,000 of their hard earned dollars for simple advice on how to carry out their plan.Out of all the suggestions Jones comes up with,the one that has each guy knocking off their friends bosses,appeals to them the most.
They start reconnoitering their respective bosses homes,getting clues and ideas as to their vulnerabilities.While checking out Spacey's home one of them drops a cell phone belonging to Farrell that they took earlier.Spacey later finds it and storms to Farrell's home and shoots him dead.Bateman, who just happens to have been there anyways, witnesses it and the three later confront Spacey at his home during a surprise birthday party.Spacey is not the least bit intimidated and in fact threatens their lives.Sudeikis who had a recorder on him and was supposed to be present when Spacey actually confessed, is no where around(he is busy making out with Spacey's wife).They all leave and Spacey pursues them.He finally corners them and just before the cops arrive he shoots himself to make it look like it was they who shot him and confessed to the murder of Farrell.The cops arrive and it looks like Spacey's scheme will work until an on board security program(the equivalent of On-Star) in Sudeikas's car alerts them all to the actual conversation that took place,nailing Spacey.
The film comes to an end as Bateman finally gets his promotion,Sudeikas retains his job but with a newer and nicer boss and Day finally gets Aniston.He has a friend come in as a patient and gets Foxx to record the whole thing on film from outside.
If you want to see Aniston like you have never seen her before and Farrell as a hopped up druggie,all wrapped up in a blanket of swearing and sexually explicit language which gives a bad name to the words "humour" and "innuendo",then this baby is for you.Fortunately, there are those still with some semblance of taste and to those I strongly recommend you avoid this film like the Bubonic plague.
Technically speaking the film is in its w/s a/r of 1:77:1 and is clear and crisp.Extras include only deleted scenes.
All in all a BIG disappointment.With a cast like this I was expecting better,funnier and with better taste.Ahh,Hollywood,you have to love their choices.Although,as of this writing there is a sequel to this film out there in theatres.So,hey,what do I know?
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on August 1, 2015
It was okay to watch, a couple of good parts. For the most part, it was not really along the lines of my particular sense of humor, though far better than Monty Pythong, at least Horrible Bosses was not a choppy movie, it did flow. I wish I had the option of either adding on at least another half a point (giving a 3.5) or having the option of rating it from 1-10 and given it a 7. This would have been more along my brothers' sense of humor, he like Vince Vaugh and Colin Farell and Dumb and Dumber movies which I do not like in the least. (Those movies I would rate a 0 given the option to do so)
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on March 7, 2012
I didn't know what to expect coming into this considering there were so many haters. This was a blind buy for me and it actually turned out to really decent! Charlie Day stole the movie but the whole cast was perfect in their roles. I loved the dark comedy element as you don't see many of those nowadays. Aniston was a hoot and perfectly raunchy as the sex crazed bitch. Beginning, middle and end = excellent comedy! I hope there will be a sequel!
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon August 1, 2014
One of the best comedies in recent years I've watched. While the plot is a bit out there, it makes for great fun! The cast are all amazing actors and work really well with one another. Can't wait for the sequel which is supposed to come out in a few months time!

Easily a 5/5 - if you like comedies, pick this movie up!
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on February 16, 2013
Kevin Spacey is one of the best! Colin Farrell also proves himself to be an excellent actor. It's an hilarious story with great acting by so many. Don't be surprised if you notice an element of the 3 stooges in the relationship between the 3 protagonists. I LOL'd many times and have watched it several times already.
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on March 28, 2014
Such a hilarious movie. Definitely a movie to watch when you need a good laugh. But if your parents are the types to be at least somewhat-conservative, make sure not to watch this movie when they are around as it does contain quite a bit of inappropriate things.
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