Three friends come together (heh) and decide that they must kill their bosses in Horrible Bosses.
There hasn’t been a lot of information released on Horrible Bosses as of yet, although the comedy goes to some pains to show that the bosses are the only thing standing in the way of the three friends’ happiness.
No doubt they’ll discover by the end of the film that can be happy regardless of their boss, but hey, that’s essentially the point of Office Space, which this will no doubt rip off.
My hopes were pretty low when I found out Horrible Bosses is being directed by Seth Gordon, who last directed Four Christmases, and it’s being produced by Brett Ratner. So this may end up the crappiest movie ever.
On a more positive note, the script was co-written by John Francis Daley, who was the main geek on Freaks and Geeks, which is one of the greatest shows ever.
Who’s It For?
No rating yet, but either PG-13 or R. I’m hoping R.
Movie Release Date
July 29, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Jennifer Aniston … Dr. Julia Harris
Jason Bateman … Nick Hendricks
Colin Farrell … Bobby Pellitt
Charlie Day … Dale Arbus
Jason Sudeikis … Kurt Buckman
John Francis Daley … Carter
The film had, at one time, such stars as Tom Cruise, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Ashton Kutcher, and Jeff Bridges in the cast, but for some reason they were dropped.
Or quit. Or something sinister (?!?).
Office Space, Throw Momma From the Train, Extract, Big (didn’t Tom Hanks kill his boss in that?)
What’s Good About It?
I have to admit to loving Jason Bateman. Arrested Development is the greatest show ever, so anything he does gets at least a little chance from me. Add to that Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, and Jennifer Aniston, and you have a great cast!! Or a decent one. Aniston is hot for a 40 year old broad (10 years past expiration, whoa, CALL BACK JOKE!!! hope you’ve been paying attention)
What’s Bad About It?
Produced by Brett Ratner. I’ll repeat. PRODUCED BY BRETT RATNER.
Yes, THAT Brett Ratner. HE’S INVOLVED IN THE FILM.
Our Clever Prediction
I see an average box office. It does have a good release date with the end of July, which is usually a prime spot for a comedy, but none of the stars are really that big a draw these days. They’re all famous, but not necessarily capable of bringing people out to their films.