Horrible Bosses

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If I could sum this movie up in ONE word, it would have to be: “meh”

There’s an incredible amount of comedic talent in Horrible Bosses: Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, and Jennifer Aniston (yes, she CAN be funny).  Sometimes this happens when you have too much talent in a movie, you think that talent will cover up the lack of creativity or a need for good writing.

I did get some good chuckles in. But I couldn’t get over the outlandish plot turns. I don’t expect anything to be believable when I step into a movie theater, but I want to be courted into the movie’s suspension of disbelief.

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The three main dudes: Sudeikis, Day, and Bateman are pretty much the same characters they play in any other movie/TV show (except that Sudeikis is uncomfortably sleazy).  That’s not really a complaint, these guys are aces.  Especially Charlie Day.  As each day passes, my love for this man grows stronger and deeper. He’s so goddamn lovable – I want to tell the whole world to watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  Hands down one of the best shows on TV.  I’d put it up there with Arrested Development.  Actually, it has some strong parallels with Arrested Development – a family of despicable, bickering fools with black holes for hearts.  Only there’s a huge class divide between these two families – I kind of like that the folks in It’s Always Sunny are working class, because it lends them to do things like dumpster diving, trying to get welfare, and making friends with bums under the bridge.

I digress. The best thing about Horrible Bosses was the closing credits… $4

Yolkie’s recommendations:

If you liked this movie, you might like these other mediocre comedies that are similarly forgettable:
Date Night
Cedar Rapids 
The Switch 

If you didn’t like this movie, you might like these:
It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia
The Hangover 
Pineapple Express 

She’s the One

Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston and Edward Burns star in this 1996 romantic comedy about marriage and love, not necessarily with the same people.  Going into this movie, I admit, I had really low expectations.  Cameron Diaz + Jennifer Aniston + romantic comedy?  That sounds like a recipe for disaster.  However, I was pleasantly surprised and attribute that all to Edward Burns’ writing.

Cameron Diaz plays the role of bitch well, surprising considering her typical girl-next-door character, and it is amazing how beautiful and fresh both Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston look.  Granted this was filmed about 16 years ago, I looked much more fresh back then too <sigh>.

Anyhow, not a great movie by any means, an really rather predictable but better than general cursory, superficial glance would initially judge…$2

If you heart She’s the One:

Recommendations from …:

The Break-Up
Along Came Polly
Something’s Gotta Give

Recommendations from The Mug:

Beautiful Girls
The Brothers McMullen
Goodwill Hunting

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