July 16, 2011

I think we can all relate to the premise of Horrible Bosses.  Three dudes are unhappy with their place of work because each of their fucking bosses are INSANE and MAD DOUCHY!  Sounds about right.  Although I've had the pleasure of working under some great people, I've also worked under some doucherific scum fucks.  But I mean, kill your boss?!  Seems a bit fucking harsh, no?  I guess that's the beauty of comedy, you can even make senseless manslaughter/murder freaking HILARIOUS.

I expected this movie to suck 7 schlongs on a schlong sucking scale of 1 to 10...10 schlongs being the suckiest and 1 being a pretty awesome movie.  I was actually relatively entertained from start to finish, which was a pleasant surprise.  Everyone in the film was really great actually.  I particularly enjoyed Jennifer Aniston here, she seemed to have a lot of fun with her character and the same could be said for Colin Farrell's role.  Although, I feel like we didn't see too much of Farrell or at least not as much as I would have liked to since his character seemed to have a lot of  comedic potential.

The story is obviously over-the-top and fairly original.  I could be wrong but I don't remember a recent comedy that was about three dudes trying to murder their bosses.  At least, I can't think of one at the moment.  Ok, fine!  I'm sure there is some movie that's pretty close to this but it's not the same.  It's refreshing these days to find any movie that is remotely original at all.  Heck, half the trailers I saw before Horrible Bosses were remakes.   That's pretty fucking sad.

At the end of the day, Horrible Bosses cashes in on one common theme and that is our hatred for the higher up.   I think it was The Who that said "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."  The idea of a boss, no matter who, is someone who controls you.   Horrible Bosses taps into a morbid fantasy of killing your boss and ultimately killing that control.  I suppose it's this trap with which we are stuck that makes for perfect comedy due to its complete absurdity.   It's absurd to be so trapped at a job that the only way out is by murdering your boss.  The irony is that the same people in the theater watching the film and laughing along with it will go to work the next day and feel trapped themselves.  I suppose the dollar is the most horrible boss there is, lots of people will forfeit happiness five days a week for it and that's the funniest part of it all.

If you ever had a sick morbid fantasy about killing your boss or you just feel like seeing a comedy that doesn't really even suck then look no further, Horrible Bosses is for you!

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