Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Horrible Bosses

Some will either think that this is freakin' hilarious or really dumb, or maybe both. I am one who thought it was freakin' hilarious. I will admit that some parts of the script that I think I was supposed to laugh at, I did not. But for the most part I laughed my ass off.

They play the trailer on TV all the time, but in case you rarely watch TV or do not own one (which either means you are a hippie or just have not gotten around to discovering the wonders of it), here is the plot. Three guys, Dale (Charlie Day), Nick (Jason Bateman), and Kurt (Jason Sudeikus) all work for assholes. Dale works as a dental assistant for a sex craved bitch, Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston). She is threatening that if he doesn't sleep with her she will tell his fiance the he did. Nick has worked his ass off for eight years for a promotion, but because his boss, Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey), is a narcissistic prick, he probably won't get it. Kurt liked his job, until he boss (David Sutherland) dies of a heart attack and his selfish coke-head jerk son, Bobby Pellitt (Colin Farrell), takes over. So eventually all of there jobs turn into a living hell and they just can't take it anymore.
Every single one of these actors takes their role spot on. Charlie Day is one of the most under recognized comedians. He is a genius as Charlie in the awesome show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which I am obsessed with. I am not a fan of the recent movies Jason Batemen has done, but his older roles say he can be great, he was definitely not my favorite out of the three. I have always judged Jason Sudeikus by his performances on Saturday Night Live, but I realized it was just that the writers of the show did not given a clever script. When he is given one, he nails it.
Jennifer Aniston is, in my opinion, the most entertaining of the bosses. If anyone was to capture Harkens character it would and is Kevin Spacey. Spacey is brilliant at playing characters that are total assholes, which is exactly what his character is. The only boss I was not impressed with was the unrecognizable Colin Farrell. It wasn't his performance, it was that the lines he was given were rarely funny. But he took the what he was given and ran with it.
Like I said in the beginning, I found it freakin' hilarious.