Saturday, July 09, 2011

FILM REVIEW: Horrible Bosses

Three frustrated dudes decide to take a page out of Alfred Hitchcock's murder handbook and take out each other's bosses. Justification? Nick's (Jason Bateman) boss Dave (Kevin Spacey) overworks him and steals his promotion. Kurt (Jason Sudeikis from Going the Distance) has to endure the authority of his belated boss's son Bobby (Colin Farrell), who does coke and discriminates against everyone, even the handicapped. And Dale (Charlie Day from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") is sexually harassed and blackmailed by his insatiable and often naked boss Julia (Jennifer Aniston).
As you can imagine, stupidity ensues given that they're not professional murderers and they can't even successfully hire an assassin consultant. Day shines the most, but mainly because at this point audiences are accustomed to Bateman and SNL alum Sudeikis cracking them up. His frantic squirrel routine with a voice that sounds like a cross between Bobcat Goldthwait and Al Pacino make for a pretty hilarious spectacle. He'll usurp Zach Galifianakis as the go-to sidekick this year.

Ultimately, if you loved the male bonding hi-jinks of The Hangover and the workplace bashing of Office Space, you'll love this.

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