Horrible Bosses Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston

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We have all had bosses that, well, were horrible. Bosses that made you think about packing it in and moving to another town, country, continent or planet. Well, the bosses in Horrible Bosses are those kind of bosses: Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston ), Bobby Pellitt (Colin Ferrell) and Dave Harkin (Kevin Spacey). They make their underlings, respectively Dale Arbus (Charlie Day), Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis) and Nick Hendricks ( Jason Bateman) suffer in appalling ways. But we, and Dale, Kurt and Nick can only take so much.
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Let us say that the fact that there are people on Craigslist willing to do just about anything can be a bad thing. When Dale, Kurt and Nick hatch a plan to do in their bosses, when they decide that their bosses really do need to go, all they need is an Internet connection and 200 dollars to find a guy who turns out not to be a hit man at all.

Best scene in story: It is totally funny when Jamie Foxx, as recent convict and hired hit man, explains how things must go down to Dale, Kurt and Nick. Let us just say that they are not in possession of criminal minds.

Opinion about the main character: Though this is an ensemble cast, I like that Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) is persistently charming in the face of horribleness at the office. (Well, mostly.)

The review of this Movie prepared by Lorna MacNeil a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

Horrible bosses is about three average guys named Nick Hendricks, Kurt Buckman and Dale Arbus who want to get ahead in their probable jobs. However, they all have one problem in achieving this goal and that is they all have horrible bosses with jobs difficult to escape due to the economic crisis and the other for being on the sexual predator list for an innocent incident. When the guys get together for drinks, they discuss how they want to kill their bosses, and Dale is the first to initiate wanting to kill his boss and the other two men agree. While planning they have no idea how to go about doing it or who to hire as a hit-man. They come across a supposed hit-man named Motherfucker Jones as their advisor. The three go about trying to find the best way to kill the bosses with being away from the crimes as much as possible. Will things go as they plan or will they be in trouble with the law?
Best part of story, including ending: What I like about the movie is how each actor fit perfectly in the role they were given in the movie. It was very entertaining and cleverly structured.

Best scene in story: One of my favorite scenes would be when the boss Bobby Pellitt says to Kurt Buckman, " Yo Dickwall, you're three hours late" Kurt replies with, "I was at your fathers funeral" and Bobby says, "Well, maybe that excuse would have done it when my dad was here, but, I'm in charge now".

Opinion about the main character: What I didn't like about the main characters are their reckless behavior.

The review of this Movie prepared by Maggie a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   office politics How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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