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Friday, July 8, 2011

Horrible Bosses

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Three guys (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) with horrible bosses (Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrell) hatch a plan to kill each others bosses.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Donald Sutherland, Lindsay Sloane, Julie Bowen, P.J. Byrne, Wenell Pierce, Ron White, Ioan Gruffudd, Isaiah Mustafa, Bob Newhart

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! Of course you have to suspend disbelief during most parts of the beginning, middle, and end, didn't you read what it's about? The murderers are the good guys!

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Lots of laughs. And speaking of Charlie Day, I've met more than one guy who has told me that if he could be anyone, he would be Charlie Day. With every Charlie Day movie (and episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) that I see, I understand more and more why they love him, and less and less why they would want to be him.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: I feel sad for Colin Farrell's career up until now. Why didn't he ever show us before that he can be really, really funny when ugly?

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Best Shot of a Parking Lot... There are several shots of parking lots in this movie, so I'm pretty sure director, Seth Gordon, was shooting for that award.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: I read a snippet of a review that said that Jennifer Aniston was miscast in this role, but I disagree. I think the role of a nymphomaniac rapist is a nice stretch for her, and that anyone who can't accept her range is just too attached to her being Rachel all the time.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: Functional and utilitarian, except for the shot of the parking lot, which shows glimpses of genius.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: There are a lot of good one-liners, the characters feel fresh (except for Jason Bateman and Kevin Spacey, who have played those characters a lot of-- let's just say "every" time), and the story holds together well for a story that could only exist in nowhere.

Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?

A: Rat Poison: I appreciate the wink to 9 to 5, one of my all time favorite movies.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?

A: Horrible Bosses Trailer

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ArtsBeatLA said...

Did you really enjoy this movie more than "Bad Teacher"? Bc I liked Bad Teacher but decided I probably won't go to the cinemas for this one... It just looks stupid - and not in a good way.

Plus, Charlie Day is like a younger clone of that funny actor that was on Sex & The City (TV) -- I think he married Miranda. Anyway, it bugs me that there is a younger copy of him out there...

And speaking of copies, how funny can Colin Farrell be when he is essentially delivering a pale imitation of the inspired comedy role Tom Cruise did in Tropic Thunder as Les Grossman (from memory).

In conclusion, I am looking forward to your review of Cars 2 as seen through the eyes of your little niece. Definitely not too scary for little kids but it might be a bit on the lengthy side...

Monique said...

This movie is stupid, but I really thought this was funnier than Bad Teacher. First of all, the characters are more likeable! Which is ironic when you consider that they are plotting to kill several people.

I think Charlie Day is much edgier than Skippy from SITC. More hipster, less nerd.

Colin Farrell will surprise you. His irish accent only comes out in one scene, and generally, he's better than you'd expect and different from Les Grossman. And I'm not a Colin Farrell fan at all, so if he got past my radar, he can probably get past most people's.

ArtsBeatLA said...

Hmmmnnnnn - netflix, then.