Director: Seth Gordon
Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx
An ensemble casts hits the big screen to deliver possibly one of the comedies of the year in Horrible Bosses. As you can assume from the poster, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis play the three employees and Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell play the horrible bosses. The end game? To kill their bosses. That's where 'Murder Consultant', Motherfucker Jones (Jamie Foxx), steps in to help the hapless would-be killers.
While the plot is very simple and not particularly unique, Michael Markowitz's script and the acting by these 7 established stars make for a movie that was absolutely brilliant at times and at the least very funny at others... and there are some great one liners which is always the trademark for a hilarious film.
As per the poster, Spacey played the 'Psycho' boss, which was always going to be a solid performance from such a great actor. Jennifer Aniston played the 'Man eater', which was surprisingly good considering I've got no love for her. Colin Farrell absolutely nailed the role of the 'Douche Bag' boss. Very funny and a great compliment to Bateman, Day and Sudeikis. Welcome back Mr. Farrell.
Jason Bateman was Jason Bateman. That's a good thing though. You know what to expect from him and you get it and it's good. Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day were hilarious. Sudeikis played a very similar role to what he's played in other movies and on skit show Saturday Night Live while Charlie Day had a very It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia-esque performance in which he regularly kills.
Great movie... if you watch one comedy this year... (you know how this sentence finishes)
Here's the trailer: