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Horrible Bosses avoids pinkslips

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Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and Dale (Charlie Day) plan to give their horrible bosses a permanent pink-slip in this raunchy workplace comedy.

Nick has been working under Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey) at Comnidyne for years to earn his upcoming promotion. As it all turns out, the late nights and extra work doesn’t pay off when Harkin passes Nick over for the promotion.

Kurt shares a fantastic relationship with his company founder and boss Jack Pellit (Donald Sutherland). Kurt quickly loses patience when Jack’s cokehead son, Bobby (Colin Farrell), must assume control of the company in the wake of his father’s death.

And recently engaged dental hygienist, Dale (Charlie Day), must fend off the constant advances of his sexually harassing boss Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston). However, Dave doesn’t receive much sympathy from his pals for his “horrible” boss.

Ultimately, their complaining leads them to considering murdering their bosses. After coming to agreement, the three seek help from an ex-con (Jamie Foxx). While their murders plans might go astray, the cast of Horrible Bosses are certainly able to produce laughter from the audience.

Bateman, Sudekis, and Day, all successful veteran sitcom writers, bring a great mix of comedy that pokes fun at a variety of topics. Meanwhile, the bosses do a great job of being “horrible.” Spacey nails the corporate soul sucker, while Farrell does a great job with playing the “I had it all” spoiled, angry, cokehead. Aniston looks great as normal, but is equally conniving and crazy as her counterparts.

For folks that truly enjoy movies (more importantly remember movies), you may be reminded of “Throw Momma from the Train” and the idea of “criss-cross” murdering from “Strangers on a Train.” Ultimately, Horrible Bosses is good for laughs and brief fulfillment of your boss strangling daydreams.

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