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HORRIBLE BOSSES

 
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At Theaters: 7/8/2011 On Video: 10/11/2011
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 40 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 579912
Studio: New Line Cinema
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Week after week, longtime buddies Nick, Dale and Kurt meet for a few rounds to commiserate over their distinctly different yet equally desperate predicaments and the individuals responsible: Dave Harken, Nick's control-freak boss; Bobby Pellit, the unconscionable heir to his father's company and the bane of Kurt's existence; and Dr. Julia Harris, the predatory dentist. As the conversation (and the beer) takes its natural course, the guys end up reflecting on how much brighter their lives and careers would be if only their despicable bosses were out of the picture.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - This is a dark, raunchy comedy aimed at a young adult audience, especially males. The more known stars playing the bosses of the title have much smaller roles than the three lesser known leads. Drug, sexual content, and constant language make the film inappropriate for children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jason Bateman PAUL, THE SWITCH, COUPLES RETREAT, EXTRACT
Charlie Day GOING THE DISTANCE
Jason Sudeikis HALL PASS, GOING THE DISTANCE, THE BOUNTY HUNTER
Jennifer Aniston JUST GO WITH IT, THE SWITCH, THE BOUNTY HUNTER
Colin Farrell THE WAY BACK, ONDINE
Kevin Spacey THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS, MOON, 21, FRED CLAUS
Jamie Foxx DUE DATE, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, THE SOLOIST
Director: Seth Gordon FOUR CHRISTMASES
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About The Production
The Plan
The Playing Fields
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; over 30 S-words; 9 GD's; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief glimpses of sex without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Shootings and hits without blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and cocaine.
ACTION: A car chase.
COMEDY: Banter and wisecracks; dark humor; sex gags.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good 'Horrible Bosses' is funny and dirty in about that order.

USA Today Full Review
Good All are on gleeful display in this surprising comedy that rivals Bridesmaids as the funniest film of the summer, if not the year.

Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Above Average While the movie has plenty of hearty laughs, and precious little downtime, it is at moments swamped by its own sophomoric masculinity.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 177 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
18
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
16
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
19
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
20
Very High
95%
30+Adults (M)
43
High
88%
30+Adults (F)
61
High
92%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 177 moviegoers:
TEENS:GREAT REVIEWS from both males and females. Most loved "Horrible Bosses."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Over half of both males and females loved it and most of the rest rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much.
ADULTS:The males and females rated it almost identical. About two-thirds either loved it or enjoyed it very much. Most of the remaining third rated it just average with a few rating it even lower. From the negative comments given, it appears the crude dialog and sexual scenes might have contributed some to the average and lower reviews.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Management candidate Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) has been logging 12- hour days and eating everything his twisted supervisor Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey) dishes out, toward the promise of a well-earned promotion. But now he knows that's never going to happen. Meanwhile, dental assistant Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) has been struggling to maintain his self-respect against the relentless X-rated advances of Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S. (Jennifer Aniston), when she suddenly turns up the heat. And accountant Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis) has just learned that his company's corrupt new owner, Bobby Pellit (Colin Farrell), is not only bent on ruining his career but plans to funnel toxic waste into an unsuspecting population.

What can you do when your boss is a psycho, a man-eater or a total tool? Quitting is not an option. These monsters must be stopped. So, on the strength of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con whose street cred is priced on a sliding scale (Jamie Foxx), the guys devise a convoluted but foolproof plan to rid the world of their respective employers… permanently.

But even the best-laid plans are only as good as the brains behind them.

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