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Horrible Bosses (2011)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 8 July 2011 (USA)
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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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Completely Incompetent Boss See more »

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

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8 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Matthew McConaughey, Dax Shepard, Ashton Kutcher, Paul Rudd, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeff Bridges, and Tom Cruise were all rumored for roles at some point. Kutcher was attached to play the role of Dale Arbus, while Cruise, Hoffman, and Bridges were approached by New Line for the role of Dave Harken See more »

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

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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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.181 (2011) See more »

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Must See!
10 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

2 words can describe Horrible Bosses and those two words are Must See! Horrible Bosses is definitively a change from those predictable comedy movies and you will get your money's worth if you go and see it.

The cast is this film is just so extraordinary it's to hard to pick one favorite. I loved Charlie Day's character in this film as he is always fun to watch. Jennifer Aniston's character was so sexy to watch that any young man would show some interest. As it was said before it was good to see her do something new and she nailed every sexy/dirty line. Another character I loved partially because he usually never does comedies was Colin Farrells as the coke head boss. He really went out did himself for it and it shows.

The script in this movie was so well done and had some really raunchy and crude things in there but it was acted and portrayed so well it made it even the more better. The dirty and sexual dialog was hilarious, it was hard not to laugh and it showed they weren't afraid to hold anything back.

This movie is a great summer flick and I highly recommend this comedy. The cast and their characters will really get you going and they might shock you a little but it will be all worth it in the end.


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