With Wit, Reviewed By Kimmo Mustonenen
In Finnish language, “Horrible Bosses” translates to “Hirmuinen Pomoja”.
In Finnish, “Horrible Movie” translates to “Kamala Elokuva”.
Fortunately “Hirmuinen Pomoja”, it is not “Kamala Elokuva” but in fact “Loistava Elokuva”! Which means “Really Good Movie”!
So… great the summer (!) movie season has finally started!
“Horrible Bosses” accepts the challenge put against it “The Hangover 2” and of raises it tons of new heights.
The dudes (and jack-off monkey!) “The Hangover“.
The chicks owned “The Bridesmaids”.
Both of sexes are equally unspeakable in this hilarious new treat “Horrible Bosses”.
John Francis Daley, Michael Markowitz and Jonathan Goldstein all have experience writing or acting and situation of comedies in TV sketch comedies. Yet this smash-up feature script by all of them doesn’t seem choppy or overextended, and director Seth Gordon (“Four Christmases” – yuck, gross) drives it forward like a bullet train – like the new one in China!
Three reserved idiots – Jason Bateman, who is in the enterprise equivalent indentured of the enslavement; Jason Sudeikis, which tries to hold his boss of the credit of the sex with hookers in his office and of firing the people because they are fat (haven’t he seen show where fat women become skinny and hot women in two weeks?) and Charlie Day, which the dentist extorts into an affair before his wedding (yowza!).
They are driven, around homicide to consider of their sadistic supervision forces (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston). Their dorkus “murder consultant” (Jamie Foxx) advises them, around to kill their employers (I wish – just kidding Kyrle!), with which production of the deaths look like accidents.
The film is strongest, if it remains with Bateman and again mixes with Spacey, Bateman has that on the easy expressionless “everyman” – perfected in “Arrested Development” and everything since. Spacey, on the dead-panned sarcastic scumbag we have admired since his calmer moments in other stuff.
This brings the one half serious point forward here.
We do not wish the dentist, who is killed – though not (she should not be killed).
Dale’s horny friends can’t understand why he’s miserable – isn’t a hot woman begging tons sleep with him?
And her behavior has accelerate a lot of sexual terrorism before they think it’s wrong. That is not right. Women can be also be pigs (see “Bridesmaids”). And pig women can be hot.
This film suggests that we should laugh it off, but the intimidation is intimidation, a foxy chick nonetheless could be the boss (not in my world – sad face!).
The casting agent for this movie should win an award.
Bateman, Sudeikis and Day to beat all the big notes, but even better, they find laughter between the lines.
Day is more stupid than the other two (the scene of him, because the view is priceless), but it works well in conjunction with Bateman, Sudeikis and bone-dry approach, and all three take care that the crazy antics keep to a minimum.
Spacey does not break new ground, but he has a lot of fun, and is a welcome sight.
Aniston takes things down a notch from her new role-playing the main thing and consequently turns into a better performer.
All that is said – now the verdict: So funny, that if I must pee, that would happen right now (or when I saw the movie – I don’t have to go now).
So, two thumbs enthusiastically thrusting skyward (thanks thesaurus!). My face is hurting for the smile. And that is good.
See “Horrible Bosses” at least twice. Regrets? You won’t have them!
Kimmo Mustonenen (Kimmo On Kino) – Behind The Proscenium
P.S. America’s Got Talent! Really? I mean… really?