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Summary: "Horrible Bosses" is a 2011 comedy movie directed by Seth Gordon and stars a wonderful cast of comedians who really do have great chemistry together. The film received generally good reviews from both professional critics and average movie-goers, especially for a comedy not based on existing source material. As far as stories go it's not the most original one, it's about three middle aged men who plan to kill their bosses and make their life much easier, but it's very funny. I've seen it a few times now and I've enjoyed it each and every time, even if the first time was probably the best. Not only does the movie star a fantastic main cast, but there are a few cameos from acting legends in there, so the older viewers will recognise them.
Cast and Crew: Director - Seth Gordon
Producers - Brett Ratner, Jay Stern
Screenplay - Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Score - Christopher Lennertz
Nick Hendricks - Jason Bateman
Dale Arbus - Charlie Day
Kurt Buckman - Jason Sudeikis
Bobby Pellitt - Colin Farrell
David Harken - Kevin Spacey
Julia Harris - Jennifer Aniston
Dean "insert swear word" Jones - Jamie Foxx
Story: Three friends, played by Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, hate their bosses. They despise them and the bosses, played by Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston are making their lives a living hell. So they devise a plan to murder them in order to make their lives better but they stumble many times along the way. Will the three protagonists succeed, murder their bosses and make their lives better? Or continue to work with men and women that they hate? Find out, in "Horrible Bosses".
Review: When I saw this film advertise on TV and around the web, I was sceptical, the film's plot and cast intrigued me, but the trailers were weak. Thankfully, after getting round to watch the movie my scepticisms were quickly put to rest. It's not the greatest thing since sliced bread, but it's got some likeable characters played by fantastic actors, contains many hilarious lines and it is very quotable. It's not the best film for kids though, it contains many sexual references and there is constant swearing, but the whole "murder angle" is done to great comic effect and the movie never really feels dark, so as a quick note for parents, if their kids can cope with a bit of swearing, they'll probably be alright. Like I mentioned in the summary, I've seen it a few times and while it's got slightly weaker after each viewing, it's still better than pretty much every comedy that comes out nowadays.
Conclusion: As far as American comedies go, this one is up there with the best. Don't watch it expecting the greatest thing since the light-bulb, but it's a good, fun movie capable of killing a couple of hours. It was also a huge box office success and because of this there is a sequel coming out later this year (November, to be exact), so if you do enjoy it, then there is still more to come from our three heroes; and if you weren't a fan, then at least that's one less movie to worry about haha. I enjoyed it, but it may not be for everyone, but I'd certainly check it out.