Horrible Bosses review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso
Horrible Bosses is the directorial follow up from Seth Gordon to rom-com Four Christmases. Once again the film serves up an ensemble cast of Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Seduikis and Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell who play disgruntled employees and their respective bosses.
As the title suggests the film is about a group of men who hate their bosses; two of whom are abusive and the third of which is a drug addict. The three employees’ decide to murder their respective bosses and what follows is a series of mishaps, coincidences and accidents that ruin the trio’s plan.
Overall the film is predictable and unoriginal, as the premise somewhat suggests; full of typical boyish-comedy and blatant twists. However the cast makes the film bearable, even pleasantly surprising in places. Aniston’s performance is a treat after some poor comedic roles previously whilst the unexpected appearance of Kevin Spacey is excellent, as ever.
The film is exactly what you would expect it to be, funny in places, obvious throughout and had the cast have been different the film could have been a real shamble, but luckily the talent of huge stars like Spacey and Aniston and a surprising show from Bateman lift the film into an above average movie that’s quite enjoyable in it’s own way.