Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Horrible Bosses premiere at Sydney's Event Cinema tonight, and it was a fun affair, unlike some horrible workplace experiences I've had in the past.
Bosses. You can’t work with them, and your job doesn’t afford you enough time to plot their miserable demise. Well, I work for myself these days, but you get my point.
Most people can handle the day-to-day interactions with their hierarchical superiors. Don't forget, bosses make mistakes also.
Not in Horrible Bosses. Kevin Spacey, Colin Farell and Jennifer Aniston play three very different, very inhuman employers who make their workers’ lives hell on earth. The employees in question are Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, who bear the brunt of their bosses’ quirky management styles with professionalism. That is until one particularly tough day at the office leads the three to enter into a pact to remove their workplace tormentors forever. Horrible Bosses is Hollywood high concept at its best: “Disgruntled employees plot to kill their horrible bosses – hilarity ensues”.
It might seem odd that, in a film starring a swag of A-listers – we haven’t even mentioned Donald Sutherland and Jamie Foxx yet (although, now we have) – the central trio of Bateman, Sudeikis and Day should take the majority of the screentime. But herein lies Horrible Bosses‘ genius.
Whether your a boss, worker, or even self employed, you need to see this film. It will make even your worse days pretty good.
Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.
Director: Seth Gordon
Writers: Michael Markowitz (screenplay), John Francis Daley (screenplay)
Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis