Review: Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses has an incredibly simple premise, it follows three men who are pushed to the edge by their employers and eventually snap, deciding to murder them. 

The three leads - Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudekis are all perfectly cast, with director Seth Gordon playing to each actors specific strengths. The performances from the three bosses are probably the film's most memorable assets. These include Kevin Spacey's psychotic, power-crazed stockbroker, Colin Farrell as a cokehead sponger and Jennifer Anniston as a nymphomaniac dentist. Anniston's performance was by far her the strongest of her career, nice to see her play a properly entertaining character as opposed to her generic lead roles. Spacey is just hilariously evil, really chewing through the scenery which is great. Farrell feels slightly underused but gets some good lines. Plus there's enough little roles to keep interest high - including Jamie Foxx, Donald Sutherland & Julie Bowen.

The script is generally well written and while not focusing on the larger than life bosses, remains consistently funny throughout due the comic dynamic between the three leads. There's just the right variety of crude humour and bigger set pieces to keep everyone amused. However, I'm sure a lot of people like me had worked out how the plot was going to work out and sometimes the film does feel like it's in familiar territory.  

Horrible Bosses is an undemanding but incredibly entertaining comedy with some fantastic comic performances and some stand-out gags.

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