Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Horrible Bosses (2011) review
Though it's nasty and familiar, it's still pretty hilarious with an all-star cast.
PLOT:Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sedeikis), and Dale (Charlie Day) all hate their bosses deeply. Nick's boss is a psycho-controller named Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey). Kurt's boss is a dimwit cokehead named Bobby Pellit (Colin Farrell). Dale's boss is a clever seductress named Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston). When they each can't take it anymore, they start to conjure up a plan to kill their bosses with the underground advice from Dean "Motherf***er" Jones (Jamie Foxx), but things don't go too well, as you could expect. It's a good idea for a plot executed hilariously with twists throughout.
ACTING:The cast is all-star without a dry performance in sight. Among the cast above, we also have Donald Sutherland and Ron White. All shined, but the honorable mentions go to Charlie Day as Nick, Kevin Spacey as Harken, Jennifer Aniston as Dr. Harris, Colin Farrell as Pellit, and Jamie Foxx as MF Jones with a nod to Ron White as a detective. A good bit of the characters play roles you would originally never think of them being in, and so I respect that.
SCORE:There isn't really a good bit of score, but it does have a decent soundtrack.
OTHER CONTENT:I like to think of this as a higher-quality "Hangover 2" because of its abundant dark humor, insane plot twists, and similar situations. These count as its pros and its cons because though it comes out as hilarious, it's a little too familiar, not to mention overly vulgar. It's not AS vulgar as "Hangover 2", but it kind of overloads on it. Nevertheless, this is one of the funniest movies of 2011.
OVERALL,a great dark comedy with a good plot idea, an all-star cast, a decent soundtrack, abundant dark humor, insane plot twists, and hilarity throughout, but it's too familiar and a overly vulgar by a smidge.