Sunday, July 17, 2011

Horrible Bosses Review

I had pretty high hopes for this movie. It had an amazing cast and the trailer was undeniably hilarious, but when it came down to it, Horrible Bosses was just horribly mediocre at best. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are this film’s oppressed or otherwise abused workers. So after a few cocktails, the put-upon pals decide to murder their employers, using schemes both convoluted and unfunny.
Horrible Bosses is the latest and least entertaining in a line of R-rated comedies, including The Hangover 2, Bridesmaids and Bad Teacher. Most of the humor involves outrageously profane or sexually lewd language and behavior - heavy on the raunchy side rather than the witty. For a movie such as this, it’s imperative to have a good balance. A running joke involves the fact that Charlie Day’s character is a registered sex offender because he was once arrested drunkenly urinating in a playground in the middle of the night when no children were around.

The film lacked real depth and had little to no heart. It felt hollow and bleak. The lack of character development rendered an “I could care less what happens to these characters” attitude. But still, with a cast like this, it would be hard not to merit a few laughs, and as poorly paced as it was, it's still better than some. In conclusion, if there was nothing better on TV and you were stuck at home on a Saturday night, it would most definitely be worthy of your time.

Anyone else agree?


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