Date: July 10
Film: Horrible Bosses [usa, 2011]
Where: Tulsa/in multiplex
Who with: Sarah J.
Rating: Joshua ***; SJ ***1/2
Dirty-mouthed Jennifer Aniston: ****
We were thinking of seeing the documentary on Vidal Sassoon, but I realized I was a bit too doc-heavy for July [I've seen five of them already this month and we're only ten days in]. So, we saw Horrible Bosses instead. It's the latest R-rated comedy to hit theatres and it goes for its rating with foul-mouthed gusto. I'd rather see something that is funny, but seem to only get watered down PG-13 or the nasty R. As long as I laugh, doesn't really matter to me what the rating is.
Horrible Bosses is partially a success as it tells the story of three guys who work for three people who are making their work lives hell. They decide to kill them to be rid of their 9-5 nightmares, but trouble ensues, obviously. The bosses are played by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell [the latter playing against type, one a foul-mouthed sexual predator and the other an overweight guy with an nasty combover] and they are part funny, part cringe-worthy and part just too over-the-top to maintain for the entire duration of the film. Horrible Bosses has a funny premise that kind of stalls out by the end and I noticed in the credits that one of the writers was John Francis Daley [Sam from one of my all-time favorites Freaks and Geeks, still a lazy script though]. Jason Bateman is at the top of his game though and I loved getting to see him drop all kinds of curse words with his impeccable timing and deadpan ways.