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Horrible Bosses (2011)

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Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.



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Nick hates his boss, mostly because he's expected to work from before sunrise to after sunset and his boss, Mr. Harken, calls him out for being a minute late and blackmails him so he can't quit. Dale hates his boss, Dr. Julia Harris, because she makes unwelcome sexual advances when he's about to get married. But Dale is on that pesky list of child offenders so he can't quit. Kurt actually likes his job and his boss, well, up until his boss dies and the boss's coked-out, psychopathic son takes over. But who would be crazy enough to quit their jobs in such poor economic times? Instead Nick, Dale and Kurt drunkenly and hypothetically discuss how to kill their bosses, and before they know it, they've hired a murder consultant to help them pull off the three deeds. Written by napierslogs

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quiero matar a mi jefe  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,302,165 (USA) (8 July 2011)


$117,528,646 (USA) (21 October 2011)

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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2005 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »


Detectives would never question three murder suspects together. They would be interviewed individually to see if their stories are consistent. See more »


[first lines]
Nick Hendricks: I get to work before the sun comes up, and I leave long after it's gone down. I haven't had sex in 6 months with someone other than myself. And the only thing in my refrigerator is an old lime. Could be a kiwi, no way to tell.
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Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Julian Davis (as Julian Michael Davis) and Zach Danziger
Performed by Chris Classic (as Classic)
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First Rate Comedy
26 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lots of twists and turns in this surprising comedy. At first you'll think you know what's going to happen -- but wait, and watch the movie to the very end, including the credits. Several in this extraordinary cast (perhaps especially Jennifer Aniston) step outside their "comfort zone" and display aspects of their personalities and acting skills that may surprise you. I find it difficult to impossible to say which actor is "best" only because so many of them are extremely good.

The "R" rating for this movie is for real, and is about the language in particular (when you have a character whose very name can't be mentioned in the trailers and reviews you know you're in that territory). Many qualities of this movie (including the screenplay, the directing and editing, and the superb original score) had to come together for it to be as good as it is -- and they do.

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