Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3.5 out of 5 stars
I have to admit…I purposefully missed this film in the theaters. I thought it looked funny but nothing special and after watching, I still stick with my original thought. The film has quite a few good laughs but no repeat value. The cast is fun and some of them are really out of their element like Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell. They were so funny and over the top that they easily stole the show. We have seen Kevin Spacey play the bad guy before…didn’t we all see “Fred Clause”…hello? Honestly I have to say that Charlie Day was my least favorite of the group. I guess that is why I don’t or ever will watch “It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia”. Jason Bateman is funny as well but was so much better in under-appreciated “The Change-Up”.
This 3-Disc ‘Totally Inappropriate Edition’ release is great though, includes both the theatrical and extended cuts on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital code to access a version of the film via UltraViolet. This new service is really cool and allows streaming or downloading to a variety of devices. The special features include deleted scenes, which are decent and have a few laughs. If you like featurettes, this set contains four of: “My Least Favorite Career”, “Surviving a Horrible Boss”, “Being Mean Is So Much Fun”, and “The Making of the Horrible Bosses Soundtrack”. The first three are decent but the soundtrack one is not great. Overall if you are fan of this movie, this is worth the buy. Might want to rent it though it you haven’t seen it yet.
Synopsis: Management candidate Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) has been logging 12-hour days and eating everything his twisted supervisor Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey) dishes out, toward the promise of a well-earned promotion. But now he knows that?s never going to happen. Meanwhile, dental assistant Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) has been struggling to maintain his self-respect against the relentless X-rated advances of Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S. (Jennifer Aniston), when she suddenly turns up the heat. And accountant Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis) has just learned that his company?s corrupt new owner, Bobby Pellit (Colin Farrell), is not only bent on ruining his career but plans to funnel toxic waste into an unsuspecting population. Quitting is not an option. These monsters must be stopped. So, on the strength of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con whose street cred is priced on a sliding scale (Jamie Foxx), the guys devise a convoluted but foolproof plan to rid the world of their respective employers? permanently. But even the best-laid plans are only as good as the brains behind them.