CapriaMovies’ 8 Things About Horrible Bosses
1. This is the best straight-up comedy I have seen so far this year. Fuck Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher, and The Hangover 2 - this is the one that is 100% worth your money.
2. The cast was just fantastic. My favorite thing was chemistry between Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day is the kind of thing that Hollywood producers would kill for. All three of these guys are consistently good in everything I see them in, but together they were above and beyond. They really just seemed like best friends caught up in this huge mess, not the stars of SNL, Arrested Development, and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia trying to be movie stars. I hate when it feels forced, and this was just so natural. It’s like they just told them to be ridiculous and called action. I think they’re on the track of people like Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Jason Segel who are always in/writing these great comedies - or at least I hope so, because they were just so so so great, and I can’t wait to see whatever it is they do next.
3. I love black comedies, and this isn’t really that. I thought it would be much darker based on the trailer, and it was more fun. I mean, yes, we are expected to laugh even though these people are plotting murder against other human beings, but it’s more of a silly caper than a true dark comedy - and that’s good.
4. The movie ends PERFECTLY - how everything comes together was insanely satisfying, especially the very last minute. I could not breathe I was laughing so hard - it ends quite suddenly and and flawlessly - as soon as the screen went black the packed theatre applauded.
5. There is a running joke about Jamie Foxx’s character’s name that got me every single time. Like it should have gotten old after the first 4 times it was brought up but the guys kept delivering the line so perfectly that it killed me over and over.
6. There were a couple of great sight gags, especially during Colin Farrell’s scenes, so look out for those.
7. Jennifer Aniston is a fucking goddess. I don’t understand how people (and by people, I mean people on the internet only) can say she doesn’t have much range or that she always plays Rachel. She has proven otherwise several times (The Good Girl, Friends With Money, Derailed, Management, ETC) but this character is just so far from anything she’s ever done that I hope you moron haters finally shut your traps. I didn’t realize just HOW vulgar and out there her character was going to be, and I freaking loved it. She played the role well, was absolutely hilarious, and held her own in a mostly all-male cast.
8. During the credits they have a blooper reel, and the last clip they show is really good, so look out for that.
Overall, should you go see this right away, wait for DVD, or skip it altogether? I say go see it! It’s a great movie to see in a packed house in the summer and laugh your ass off with everyone. You’ll have a great time.