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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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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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2.35 : 1
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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 »


When the three guys drive away in different cars the crane and camera are seen in the reflection of one of the back windows. 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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I Be Doin' It
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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Avoid this pointless and unfunny movie
3 December 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I actually created an account just to state how terrible this movie is.

The characters are bland, and there is no reason for me to care about there lives at all. The plot rushes in to the murder theme without building up any hatred towards the bosses.

The main characters are whiny uninteresting losers with very little at stake.

The bosses characters are equally flat. NO real tension is ever built up.

I gave up watching the movie after 45 minutes after not a single laugh

The plot is thin whit less.

Save your time and money and avoid this movie.

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