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Horrible Bosses (2011)
Great cast makes a good comedy
At first, this movie caught my interest when I've seen pictures of Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrel (or in other words: the upper side of the poster). After seeing the movie, I am confident to say they each nailed their part. Spacey hasn't been this great in years (although I loved him in The Men Who Stare at Goats). Farell doesn't have that much screen time but it's good to see him in a different kind of role. His last movie I had seen was Fright Night - 180 degrees from that part for sure. And for Jennifer Aniston, whom I adored in Friends, couldn't watch her in any of her movies. Until this one. She's sexy, she's funny, she finally makes a good character outside Rachel Green.
And the other reasons why the casting is good is the "lower side of the poster": Jason Bateman, Charlie Day & Jason Sudekis. Until this movie I only knew Jason Bateman but even so, they are the less famous trio. But during the course of the movie, I could separate the fact who is famous, who is not, which actor I knew for years or which one I see for the first time. So both trios, the "Bosses" and "Employees" were great. Jamie Foxx was good too, and I'm happy Donald Sutherland was also in this.
The script and the directing were also good, although I expected a little more dark humor and I thought all the "bosses" would cross each other's path (Harken said he would go to the dentist next week but that line led to nowhere) which didn't happen.
All in all, I had a really good time. Not a perfect comedy but the best one of the year - at least, according to my taste.