Horrible Bosses

There are a few unanswerable questions in life. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the Forrest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound? What is the meaning of life?

Well it's time to add a new one... When will Jennifer Aniston stop being hot? I mean, seriously. The brain trust behind Horrible Bosses tried to put Ms. Aniston in a wig so we wouldn't think of her as Rachael Green, but I'm pretty sure the dialogue that her character had in this movie would have made Ross' ex blush.

In Horrible Bosses, 3 friends get together and discover that each of their lives would be just a little easier if their bosses weren't involved. As most movie characters would they come up with the genius plan of "removing" each of their friends bosses from their day to day lives. The usual circumstances come up after they have reached this decision: accidentally calling a "men seeking men" personal ad, looking in a bar on the wrong side of town for a hit man, and of course blackmail.

Wait, this doesn't happen all the time? Damn.

The comedic trio of Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day (who I had never seen until now), absolutely carried this movie. Naturally the storyline in this 100 minute comedy is not written to carry the movie, but rather to showcase the comedians, and it is done masterfully in Horrible Bosses.

There are plenty of one-liners that you will be able to quote walking out of the theater, just ask my wife she had to put up with them all the way home.

Horrible Bosses
Directed by: Seth Gordon
Written by: Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley, and Jonathan M. Goldstein
Starring: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day
My Rating: 4 out of 5
Would Gene Pick it?: Yes

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