Saturday, May 26, 2012

Horrible Bosses

Rating : 5/10
Release Date : 11th July, 2011
Time : 98 minutes
Director : Seth Gordon; Writers : Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein; Music : Christopher Lennertz
Starring : Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudekis, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Foxx, Lindsay Sloane

If you had a horrible boss, could you be tempted to kill him / her ? what if getting another job wasn’t really an option because of recession & other issues ?

That is the dilemma that our three leads (Jason, Charlie,Jason) find themselves in. Jason Bateman works for an autocratic, abusive, asshole (Kevin Spacey) who imposes impossible deadlines and lies routinely. Jason Sudekis's beloved boss passes away, leaving his idiotic cokehead son (Colin Farrell) in charge. And Charlie. Well, Charlie has a dilemma a lot of us would love to have. His boss, Jennifer Aniston, has the hots for him, really wants to have sex with him and will stop at nothing, including dressing up in next to nothing to get her man. (yes, yes, I know what you’re thinking but he loves Lindsay, is engaged to be married to her and doesn’t want to cheat).
Once they decide that death is the only option, several escapades follow till a reasonably surprising and satisfactory conclusion.
My issue with the film is quite simple – after they’ve chosen they want to kill their bosses – they go about it in the worst, most stupid way possible. They are three fairly intelligent men and what they do (breaking and entering, their methods of outsourcing and reconnaissance) beggars belief. As does some of the things that Kevin or Jennifer do as bosses – way over the top & definitely illegal.

The three leads make for a nice group with different personalities and styles. There are enough moments of humour to keep you engaged though the film does move a little awkwardly at times. The performances are good, enough to make the characters credible.
Things come together neatly, with the obligatory surprises & twists thrown in. some of the solutions thought off in the end, could’ve been thought of before they thought of the ‘lets kill our bosses’ option but then we wouldn’t have had a movie. In this film, the second half is better than the first, which is a rarity and probably worth the price of a ticket. As is the sight of Jennifer Aniston parading around in almost nothing…

1 comment:

Best Brain Teaser said...

Highly disagree
movie was nice :-)