Monday, December 15, 2014

Horrible Bosses 2

Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Christoph Waltz
Director: Sean Anders
Running Time: 1 hour, 48 minutes
Rating: R

I could watch Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis all day. Seriously, they're cracking me up more than any comedic actors right now, and they're all hot, in a weird "you're only hot because you're funny" kind of way. (In all honesty, Bateman is slowly creeping into my #3 spot, right after DiCaprio and Fassbender, for those of you taking notes). I'm a big "Always Sunny" fan, so if this is the first time you're experiencing Day, I admit he's a little polarizing, but give him time to win you over. Anywho, if you saw and enjoyed the first installment of Horrible Bosses (it grossed $300 million, so some of you definitely did), you're bound to love the second one. A similar plot, hilarious cameos, eye candy galore - this is a guaranteed 2 hours of FUN.

Yum, yum and yum! Photo Courtesy of Hollywood Reporter
Nick (Bateman), Kurt (Sudeikis) and Dale (Day) are at it again. Dissatisfied with their employment, looking to be their own bosses, getting screwed over by the man - same old song and dance. As they try to come up with something less illegal to do than killing your boss (like in the first movie) Kurt suggests "kidnaping," to which Nick replies that adding a "p" would actually make it a real thing. Conundrums like these fill the movie, including witty improvised bits - "I would marry Snap, bone Crackle, and kill Pop."

We're thrilled to welcome back the familiar supporting cast of Jen Aniston, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx, who reprise their roles of sex-addicted former boss of Dale, insanely inhumane former boss of Nick, and hit man instructor/coach, respectively. They all shine. We're thoroughly pleased to have Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine join the cast as a father-son pair. More like pair of a-holes! Their greed and deranged heartlessness is almost laughable, but it's no laughing matter to our three musketeers.

If I had it my way, there would be an HB3, HB4, HB5 and so on. I didn't tire of the predicaments, as silly as they may have gotten. I can only imagine how much laughter came from the set of this film. This will definitely have you rolling.

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