Excerpt: Best friends Nick, Kurt and Dale (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day) have reached their limit with their bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) who have created hostile work environments for them. With the help of a "murder consultant" named "Motherf*cker Jones" (Jamie Foxx), they hatch a scheme to kill each other's bosses. Things don't quite work out as planned.
Excerpt: Warner present both the "Theatrical" and "Unrated" versions of the movie on a single blu-ray in the original aspect ratio of 2.40:1, using an AVC MPEG-4 codec. The film is naturally quite dark, and for the majority, this has made a welcome transition to blu-ray. Shot on digital video, Horrible Bosses features light film grain throughout, though during a couple of the night time scenes it is a little more noticeable.
Excerpt: It’s amazing how much a boss/manager/supervisor can really affect your day to day life. Just like having that teacher in college that everyone wants, a boss can really make or break your career. It’s natural, I think, to naturally despise your boss though I’m sure many would disagree with me. I’ve never been the kiss ass type, telling my boss I like his tie or her dress (I’ve had plenty of bosses), rather I just do my thing and let my actions speak for themselves.
Conclusion: Horrible Bosses is among the funniest movies (and maybe is the funniest) of 2011 so far. So long as you can handle foul language and some dark (in theory, at least) comedy, this will have you laughing almost all the way through. The Blu-ray combo pack does not go above and beyond in the way of extras, but the feature presentation is terrific, the extended cut is one of the rare ones to actually improve the movie, and, even if you might not have use for the DVD and...
Excerpt: Nick (Jason Bateman, Juno ) hates his boss, a smarmy, controlling a-hole (played by—who else?—Kevin Spacey, The Usual Suspects ). Kurt (Jason Sudekis, Hall Pass ) hates his boss, a coked-up douche (Colin Farrell, Miami Vice ) running his father's company into the ground. Dale (Charlie Day, Going the Distance ) hates his boss, an overly aggressive dentist (Jennifer Aniston, Friends with Money ) who won't stop sexually harassing him.
Excerpt: At some point in your life, you're going to end up with a horrible boss. In fact, I've been unfortunate enough to have a few of them over the years. But as bad as things were, I never once contemplated murder (torture, maybe, but never murder!). Anyway, I found this movie to be mostly entertaining for the first two acts and I actually felt a little something for the characters. Sadly, the third act falls apart with childish antics and plenty of foul language.
Conclusion: You are probably wondering why there’s only an average score here for a movie I love so much. Well, that’s because outside of the awesome pelicula housed on not one, but two Blu-ray discs here, everything else is pretty sub-par for the most part. The audio, video and special features are adequate to get you by, but sometimes they also leave you wanting more. You know what I mean? However, I digress, you should definitely pick this set up.
Excerpt: Formula: Three regular guys in jobs that have turned for the worse. Reason? The title. The plan? Eliminate said bosses. Problem? These guys don’t have a clue. Each has their own fault, Nick (Jason Bateman) too burdened by his boss to do anything other than go with the flow. Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) blabs too much, revealing plans or spilling information. Dale (Charlie Day) is too enthusiastic, energetically hiring a hit man on Craigslist who turns out to be anything but.