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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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Seth Gordon

Writers:

Michael Markowitz (screenplay), John Francis Daley (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Nick Hendricks
Steve Wiebe ... Thomas, Head of Security
Kevin Spacey ... Dave Harken
Charlie Day ... Dale Arbus
Lindsay Sloane ... Stacy
Michael Albala ... Mr. Anderton
Jennifer Aniston ... Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.
Jason Sudeikis ... Kurt Buckman
Jennifer Hasty ... Kurt's Co-Worker
Reginald Ballard ... Kurt's Co-Worker
George Back George Back ... Kurt's Co-Worker
Barry Livingston ... Kurt's Co-Worker
Meghan Markle ... Jamie
Donald Sutherland ... Jack Pellit
Celia Finkelstein ... Margie Emerman
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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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Touchy Feely Boss See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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

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Anne Fletcher was the studio's first choice to direct. See more »

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After Kurt says his line about Nick using his fridge and drinking all his beer, someone can be heard suppressing a laugh off-camera. See more »

Quotes

[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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Outtakes and bloopers at the beginning of the closing credits. See more »

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The word "Fuck" has been muted on the Comedy Central airings. See more »

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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.162 (2011) See more »

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Rhythm of the Night
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by DeBarge
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Humorous Crimes
30 September 2011 | by TourettesPersonalSee all my reviews

Horrible Bosses is too crazy for a dark comedy. We all know killing your boss is a cruel idea but in this film they're making it a joke. Despite from its cruelness, Horrible Bosses isn't horrible at all. It's undeniably hilarious. Too much fun by the performance of the cast. Horrible Bosses doesn't have a lot of gumption to its dark premise but it's all about the comedy. This is just a little comedy that you will enjoy all the time.

The beginning of the film shows how horrible their bosses are. It's pretty reasonable why they wanted to kill them. But what's fascinating here is how the main three had a perfect chemistry to their horrible bosses. Especially when it comes to Charlie Day and Jennifer Aniston. Charlie Day made his role too innocent to get sexualized by Jennifer Aniston. He's like a child being harassed by a pedophile. Jason Bateman plays a hardworking man and Kevin Spacey is teasing him like a bully. Kevin Spacey is perfect for this role. Jason Sudeikis and Colin Farrel does their thing.

The entire film is all about the laughs and the fun. Nothing else to say about the filmmaking. The movie is just funny. It doesn't have a knack to get serious in some parts. Its darkness is always hilarious. By the way this is a comedy. It's supposed to fun all the time. Yes, like even murder is funny.

Horrible Bosses is not the kind of film that tries to be the best. It's just a little fun comedy. It's a movie that you'll still enjoy even if you've seen it many times. It's funny enough. It's clever enough. Most of the fun goes to the performances. At least Horrible Bosses is one of those better comedies that we are getting recently. It's just fun.


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Language:

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Release Date:

8 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,302,165, 10 July 2011

Gross USA:

$117,538,559

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$209,838,559
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2.39:1
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