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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.
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.
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.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
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.
Management candidate Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) has been logging 12-
hour days and eating everything his twisted supervisor Dave Harken (Kevin
dishes out, toward the promise of a well-earned promotion. But now he knows
never going to happen. Meanwhile, dental assistant Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) has
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
Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis) has just learned that his company's corrupt new
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
a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con whose
is priced on a sliding scale (Jamie Foxx), the guys devise a convoluted but
to rid the world of their respective employers… permanently.
But even the best-laid plans are only as good as the brains behind them.