Three characters are introduced to us, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis). Nick is an advertising executive whos made to jump through hoops for a promotion hes never going to get by his sadistic boss, Harkin (Kevin Spacey). Dale on the other hand has been recently engaged but thanks to his meek manner is repeatedly sexually harassed by his boss, Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston). Kurt on the other hand loves working for his boss, Jack (Donald Sutherland). Jacks untimely death leads to his coke-head son, Bobby (Colin Farrell) taking charge of the office making life hell for Kurt while generally not caring a hoot about the company his father built. One night the three over drinks fantasize about killing their respective bosses and actually go ahead and put their plan into action. To pull off the crimes they need a consultant with some experience and for that they hire the services of Dean Jones (Jamie Foxx) a tough-guy who might be not the smartest chip on the block himself. How the three try to off each others bosses forms the crux of the rest of the tale.
The guys who seem to be having the most fun are the guys and gal playing the evil bosses. Spacey we have seen before like this but Farell in an unrecognisable getup and Aniston letting loose some sort of inner evil nymph, are brilliantly funny. Plus it doesnt hurt that they get some of the best lines of the film. Charlie Day on the other hand as the meek Dale is the highlight from the rest of the guys but Jamie Foxx takes the cake as the completely clueless yet cool Dean Jones, whose middle name I cannot mention here.
Horrible Bosses is brilliant at times but also slackens towards the end with the plot. This movie is best enjoyed with a group of friends who share the same animosity towards their bosses. Even if you dont its still a lot of fun.
P.S. Do check out director Seth Gordons brilliant documentary, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, its simply riveting to say the least.view less