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July 11, 2011

"Horrible Bosses" hire comic relief

Fans of director Seth Gordon will love his new comedy, which manages to take witty dialogue and a simple storyline to new heights, and is executed to near perfection. Without a doubt, "Horrible Bosses" will have audiences laughing from start to finish.

Horrible Bosses

(released July 08, 2011)
Courtesy of Warner Bros.
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“Horrible Bosses” has witty dialog and a cast to match.
The film follows three goofy friends who are fed up with the torment they receive from their bosses. Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) works as an assistant for Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston), a dentist who accuses him of constant sexual harassment day in and out. Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) works for the oppressive and controlling Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey). Then there’s Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis) who in fact enjoys working for his boss until he dies unexpectedly and is replaced with the irresponsible drug addict Bobby Pellitt (Colin Farrell).

One night over drinks, Kurt jokingly suggests that their lives would be much better if their bosses were dead. At first the idea is shrugged off, until one day they realize that enough is enough. They go on a hunt for a murder consultant, when they meet Dean Jones (Jamie Foxx), a hilarious, paroled ex-con who offers up his "services." The trio then sets upon their mission to get rid of their bosses once and for all.

Although having seven notable faces in this comedy could have gotten messy, each actor seamlessly plays off of their fellow co-stars and delivers their laugh out loud lines with impeccable timing. But Charlie Day is by far the breakout actor in this film, as he manages to incorporate the comedic genius from his hit show "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia" to the bring screen, and hilariously runs through his lines with ease.

Aniston also takes a departure from her previous characters in this film, and shows her versatile acting skills by playing the cruel Dr. Harris. She is able to deliver her twisted lines without hesitation and really seems to step out of her comfort zone.

“Horrible Bosses” not only has very entertaining dialogue, but talented actors who steal the show by delivering their lines perfectly and letting one another shine in their own comedic light. The movie does not drag on and never gets boring in the slightest. The jokes are crude, but easy to comprehend. Put simply, "Horrible Bosses" is definitely a must-see movie this summer.

“Horrible Bosses” (100 minutes) is rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material. Now playing in theaters everywhere.

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