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Horrible Bosses (2011)

 -  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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Storyline

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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Is your boss a slave-driving psycho? 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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Frank Oz and Brett Ratner were both attached to direct at some point. See more »

Goofs

When Harken checks the contact information on Pellitt's phone, it lists Pellitt's address as "Riverside, CA 92595." ZIP code 92595 is assigned to the city of Wildomar, California. Wildomar, while located in Riverside County, is about 40 miles south of the city of Riverside. See more »

Quotes

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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 Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

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Written by CeeLo Green (as Thomas Callaway), Danger Mouse (as Brian Joseph Burton), Gianfranco Reverberi and Gian Piero Reverberi
Performed by Booker T. Jones
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Not as funny as expected..watchable but not memorable
14 August 2011 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

I went to the cinema with my wife having quite high expectations primarily a result of frequent radio advertisements and probably artificially unbiased opinions of radio show presenters that "This is a very funny movie".

Unfortunately the reality was different, but fortunately not "Sucker Punch" different.

The story evolves around three friends that they face three different versions of "Horrible" bosses, to the degree that justifies plotting to murder them and turn three seemingly innocent good guys to criminals.

The idea surely can deliver a lot of humor, but unfortunately falls sort.

The comedy is just too over the top to become hilarious. The closest situation to reality was the one between spacey and bateman. Jennifer Anniston's persona was so unrealistic that it failed to become funny, and collin farrel was heavily under played resulting to somewhat fall on the side.

There were a few laughs don mistake me but in general i laughed less than the times that i thought "Why do they have to be so crude and vulgar..is that what funny has become now days?" Cant say i hated the experience..i just got a bit disappointed due to false expectations.


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