EVER WISH YOUR BOSS WERE DEAD?
Best buddies Nick, Kurt and Dale (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day) are all abused at work by their mean-spirited bosses; eventually they come up with a radical solution. This raunchy comedy borrows its premise from Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1951) in a not too inspired way, but offers many laughs and a chance for three stars, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell (in heavy make-up), to play outrageous characters as broadly as possible. Goes overboard at times, particularly in the final fifteen minutes, but the three buddies are fun (in the mold of The Hangover).
2011-U.S. 98 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Brett Ratner, Jay Stern. Directed by Seth Gordon. Cast: Jason Bateman (Nick Hendricks), Charlie Day (Dale Arbus), Jason Sudeikis (Kurt Buckman), Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey… Donald Sutherland, Jamie Foxx, Ioan Gruffudd, Bob Newhart.
Trivia: Followed by Horrible Bosses 2 (2014).