‘Horrible Bosses’ is both funny and refreshing

The premise of “Horrible Bosses” is a story probably half the world can relates to: having a boss that doesn’t appreciate you.

The only boss I have is reading  this, so I sing his praises. (All jokes aside, he’s a great editor.)

I selected this film because I’m a fan of three of the main cast members. I love Kevin Spacey (“American Beauty”), Jennifer Aniston (“De-railed”) and Jason Bateman (“Juno”). I assumed the movie was going to be good, because Kevin Spacey is incredibly selective about his projects and has very few duds to his name.

“Horrible Bosses” is about three guys who all hate their bosses. The funny part is, Jennifer Aniston (“Friends”) plays a sex-crazed boss that continuously hits on her employee. The only flaw in the plot is the scene of her hitting on the character is not crude or offensive; so the only problem is her employee is married. The scenes with Aniston are very enjoyable and funny, but not for kids.

 “Horrible Bosses” is also the continued comedic comeback of Jason Bateman, who burst back on the film scene with “Juno” (2007), and it led to “Hancock,” “Up in the Air,” “The Switch” (also with Aniston), “The Ex” and the upcoming “Change-up” with Ryan Reynolds. Bateman has enjoyed a great five-year stint working with Will Smith, George Clooney and Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Juno”).

To me, Jason Bateman steals the show and has arrived as a key actor holding his own with Kevin Spacey (“21”).

I really enjoyed this film. It’s full of fantastic one-liners, great comedic moments and has a few great scenes with Jamie Foxx playing a “perceived” thug. Foxx has been appearing in movies lately in small roles. It’s a pleasant surprise to see the Oscar-winner (“Ray”) return to his comedic roots.

Overall, I suggest this movie when it comes to Kukui Grove. It may not be fun if you’re “one of those bosses” though. This hands down, fantastic comedy has my complete seal of approval. I will “See you at the Movies”.


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