Thursday, August 11, 2011

Horrible Bosses (BEDA 11)

The other movie I saw the other day was Horrible Bosses. It was a pretty good movie, really funny throughout, but I honestly don't have all that much to say about it. Because, while it is good, it doesn't really do anything that leaves a lasting impression. Which is perfectly fine. It does its job, which is to be entertaining, and it does it well. But it's one of those movies that, while it's fun when you're watching it, once it's over, you just kind of put it behind you and move on.

Basically, three friends are each having issues with their respective bosses. Jason Bateman works an office job with a complete psycho, played by Kevin Spacey, who makes it impossible for him to advance in his career, pretty much screwing him over. Charlie Day is recently engaged and devoted to his fiance, but he works as a dentist's assistant to Jennifer Aniston (who, as a brunette, has never looked hotter), who literally just wants to screw him. And Jason Sudeikis actually enjoyed his job until his boss' son, a coke-addict played by Colin Farrell, inherits the company after his boss' sudden death. So these three friends come up with the idea to kill their bosses, and thus the fun ensues.

The movie is thoroughly funny throughout, though it won't necessarily leave you in complete hysterics or anything. But the movie is well paced, without much in the way of any lulls, and thus it manages to keep you entertained the whole way through. And it doesn't overstay its welcome either, which is a lesson that certain other comedies coming out these days could surely learn from.

If I had to pick on this movie at all, I suppose Charlie Day does overdo it at times with his hyperactive bit. But that's really a small nit-pick. Also, while funny, none of the jokes are anything worth really repeating (which, depending on your perspective, might actually be a good thing), and like I said before, it's not a movie that sticks with you after it's done. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, but if you do happen to catch it at some point, then you're at least in for a fun enough time.


  1. I saw the commercial on TV and told myself I should watch this movie. Jen A. looks hot but I can't imagine her as a mean boss. After all, she's Rachel from "Friends."

  2. She's not mean, necessarily. She's just a sexual deviant with a tendency to cross over the line.

  3. Fun fact: I find Kevin Spacey terrifying. I'm not sure why exactly, maybe because of terrible memories of watching The Shipping News during a college film course, but he totally gives me the creeps! BFF2 wants to see this movie though, so I may have to overcome my Spacey fears for her.

  4. Oh, he's especially terrifying in this one.