Sunday, November 27, 2011

Horrible Bosses: Not entirely horrible.

Horrible Bosses poster 


For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers -- permanently. There's only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.

Cast and Crew

  • Directed by Seth Gordon
  • Produced by Brett Ratner, Jay Stern
  • Written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M Goldstein
  • Starring Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Paul Rudd, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day
  • Quick Review

    I was hoping for a lot more than we got, but it wasn't terrible. Some of the jokes were ok, nothing that supremely stands out though. On the other side of the coin nothing supremely stunk either. Just a middle of the road comedy. 

    I had hoped for something uniquely funny here, but instead what I got was just average, maybe even slightly below average. Sure everyone has had a bad boss at some point in their life, so there is a relate ability factor, but there just wasn't enough substance to make me care about what happened to any of the characters.

    The worst part is that in the end, everything wraps up with a nice little bow on it. It should have been more realistic and not have things wrap up so well, it would have been a better story for it in the long run.


  1. Sounds like it's going to be one of those "protagonists get every single little thing they want with no consequences" stories. Still, I'm hoping to get the DVD when it comes out here.