Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
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
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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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This movie makes me furious. I expected a funny guy-romp a la Hangover with a decent, capable cast and all I got was this. Like a pin in my eye. Its plot was pathetically weak. Totally unsophisticated humor. It was poorly written. It was poorly executed. It was, in a word, horrible.
Then ensemble has some promising talent but when they give the majority of the lines in the movie to the guy with the MOST annoying voice I've ever heard in film, (a whiny, whimpering, screeching Charlie Day), one has to wonder how anyone could continue to sit and watch. Honestly, I am mad at myself for having done so. It would have been easier and much less painful to sit and listen to a coked-up Gilbert Gottfried read from the telephone directory all evening.
I expected more from the 'Jasons' (Bateman and Sudekis). Hey, JB was mega-funny in Arrested Development and if your last name is "Sudekis" you're just naturally born being funny, right? Not so. His character was a boring sex crazed tool. Colin Farrell, by my guess, appears in the film for about ten minutes total. Jamie Foxx was equally ignored and a bit superfluous to the story. The writers had assets they didn't know how to use.
Concerning Jamie Foxx. Didn't this man win an Academy Award a few years back? Why is he back to playing the hood rat with the stereotypical street name? His agent said "Yes Jamie, this is where you wanna go"? This movie was beneath him.
And what about Kevin Spacey, who clearly was the veteran actor here? Are they foreclosing on his mansion or something? This man was brilliant in so many movies. Here he played a psychotic, jealous husband; a popcorn fart of a character for an actor of his depth and a disappointment for the audience wanting more.
The bad writing doomed this stink-bomb from the start. The actors had precious little to work with here. The whole movie was amazingly flimsy. It premise is shopworn and worthy of a TV episode. The writers somehow decided it would be okay to substitute substance with skank (cue Jennifer Aniston!). They owned up to their unoriginality with a few feeble, unfunny "Throw Mama From The Train' references, proving THEY KNEW there's very little original going on here in the way of humor, dialogue, plot or anything.
Horrible Bosses? There's a horrible screenplay with a horrible premise and horrible humor. It pretends,...PRETENDS to be Hangover. It should be called 'Horrible Hangover'. Now how entertaining is THAT?
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