Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Angry Movie Lurker Honest Review 53: Horrible Bosses 2011 (3 STARS).

....well we've all had one of these but I've had worse in my time.



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.

Wanted to see this for a while as I heard great things about it, while it's not as good as I thought it would be it's still worth a watch for two reasons
1. Jennifer Anniston has never really done anything for me but she has gotten beautiful with age and with her potty mouth (excellent filth) and outfits in this movie she is the best thing in the movie.
2. When one of the friends accidentally inhales a lot of Coke (the white version), his performance made me actually laugh out loud.

They plot against their awful bosses but things don't work out they way they think but it makes you smile when the idiots set out on the road to murder with little experience but a lot of heart, the bosses are horrible but not that horrible, good cameos, great performances and good outtakes at the end.



31 comments:

  1. This is one I've wanted to see because I like the actors. And the concept-who hasn't fantasized about offing one of their bosses. I'll give this one a go then

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  2. Well here's one situation I didn't read the book, but have had enough horrible bosses for a lifetime already.

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  3. I just saw this one and enjoyed it!

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  4. You laughed? Really? Not-so-angry lurker it is then. :-p

    Thanks for reviewing this as I've wanted to see it, I do like JA, but was afraid the film was going to be shite for some reason, even with the other actors involved.

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  5. I feel Nick's pain, I too have a "Horrible Boss". It makes me sick to have to look and speak to him everyday, most of the time I'd like to give him a good hard kick in the nuts. His name is Fran and he is a ginger!!

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  6. This is something that never really caught my attention with the previews, but a lot of movies are like that. With all the stuff just shilled out I rarely get excited for a movie anymore.

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  7. Kevin Spacey is a gem of that movie :)

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  8. Yeah Jennifer Anniston has never done anything for me either. But her filthy mouth in this was a revelation! Don't hink I'd mind a hot boss like her hitting on me at all!
    Not a bad film as there are far worse out there that have had a similar bumbling murderer premise.

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  9. I have this one on my to-watch list. Looking forward to seeing it.

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  10. Hi

    I think your 3 was a bit generous. I found the film to be slow and even patronizing in the build up, like it was meant for a retard.

    Oh, apologies... :-)

    Regards
    PS JA doesn't do it for me. Score 2ish.

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  11. Great review, Lurk. I haven't seen the film yet,but I'm planning to!

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  12. I agree that JA has actually got more hot with age which is no small feat and Kevin Spacey rates very high on my actors cool list and so I'll watch it.

    Christopher

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  13. Well 3 stars still aint too bad. I still might see this movie. :D

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  14. I watched this one last weekend. 3 stars sounds about right. It was pretty entertaining, nothing i've never seen before, but still good enough to was a couple hours on it. It won't win an oscar, but you will have a good laugh.

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  15. I went to see this on my birthday and loved every minute. Jennifer Aniston was a real stand-out for me, although the bit where Kevin Spacey tricks the underling to drink scotch at 6am in the morning raised a chuckle too.

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  16. I remember when this was hyped up because people thought Jen Aniston had a nude scene in it. Turns out it wasn't true, and the box office tanked.

    Just shows you. Sometimes it really *IS* tits or GTFO.

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  17. I'll give it a look, Jason Bateman is the best!

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  18. I want to see this one. the preview where the one guy saves a boss from chocking is priceless

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  19. Yeah, this will be a nextflix download. Wait! Does netfliix offer downloads?

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  20. I've never really had a horrible boss, just incompetent ones.
    I want to see this just because of Charlie Day.

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  21. I've seen this. Would've been better if they went darker with it.

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  22. This movie surprised me with how good it was, it wasn't as predictable as it looked. Not to mention Charlie Day is awesome.

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  23. I liked the movie for the same reasons you did. Jennifer Anniston is pretty much naked in a lot of this movie and she has improved with age. I think her dental assistant should have done her right there on top of one of the patients, but hey, I'm a despicable, deviant bastard.

    I especially enjoyed the ending when Spacey's character gets what he deserves. And yeah, those guys were idiots. ;P

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  24. charlie day for president of the world.

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  25. Might be cool if it goes a bit more dark commedy route.

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  26. Had thought to hit the movie house for this one, just for a laugh but then I started the new job, got a second puppy and after that, it's all a blur.

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  27. I enjoyed it a lot. Not the funniest movie I've ever seen but one of the least insulting (of my intelligence) comedies I've seen in a while...and yes Aniston is SMOKING HOT.

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  28. I also was impressed by Aniston in this movie - I think it was definitely the potty mouth!

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  29. Though not a fantastic one but it's still quite enjoyable.

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