Jess: Horrible Bosses was one of those films that could have taken on plenty of different tones and directions and been just as successful. I can’t help but wonder if I would have enjoyed it more had it been more of a dark comedy, rather than just a dark premise. I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy the film though, and it was evenly funny throughout the entire film, which is something that seems hard to work out in a lot of comedies. Charlie Day is the obvious champ of the film, and as FTS is a group of It’s Always Sunny lovers we are huge fans of his wacky brand of comedy. He does have his Sunny-esque personality, but it’s different enough to be distinguishable. Another stand out for me was Jennifer Aniston who was refreshing as a foul-mouthed, conniving bitch. It’s obvious that she knows how to use her comedic chops to all of their strengths and completely lets loose here. With such a large cast of somewhat main characters there was just not enough screen time for everyone. I would have loved to see much more Colin Farrell who’s character was so ridiculous but only had a few short parts, while we saw much more of Aniston and Spacey. The plot did go a much different way then I thought it would, with a shock that completely pays off. HB was one of the stronger comedies I’ve seen this year and I can’t wait to rewatch it over and over when it comes out on DVD.
Nick: There isn’t much that can be said other than this film is hilarious. It plays to everyone’s strengths. Jason Bateman (charming and dry), Jason Sudekis (the hilarious one-liners and memorable quotes), and Charlie Day (goofball physical comedy) are a powerhouse trio in this comedy about three men who hate their bosses and want to have them killed. I was surprised to see where they took this film, and that unpredictability helped jokes pay off that much more. I don’t want to spoil much so I will leave it at that. The film is well written and is acted even better. The entire cast is solid. There is no weak link, and everyone’s timing is on par. However, they all seem to be overshadowed by Charlie Day. He owns every scene he is in and does not stop being funny. There isn’t much of a noticeable score or soundtrack. Yeah there is a small sing-a-long scene but unlike most comedies, it doesn’t rely on the soundtrack to help move the film along. It does a great enough job on it’s own. At no point does the film seem to drag or swerve off course. Everything is well planned and well executed. I will definitely be seeing this again in theaters, because I missed so many jokes from laughing so hard. For me, it’s going be a tie between this and Bridesmaids for comedy of the year. Go see this in theaters, go see it with friends, then take your significant other home, bend them over a barrel and show them the 50 states.
Rob: Horrible Bosseswas a good comedy flick. There was always some kind of joke being made or some visual gag. And there was also a few surprises that you wouldn’t always see coming, but usually ended up in a laugh. Even though the cast was pretty large and came from a varied background, they all worked together well and each brought something useful to the film. I also liked the directions the story took. There were no twist or ground-breaking scenes, but the plot took a direction that was more thought out then it could’ve been. I thought the film would have been draped or more of a loose plot, but they gave the story some thought and that helped.