Synopsis – Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.
My Take – Horrible Bosses (2011) was probably one of the best comedies of this decade. And to make a sequel to loveable film is a hard task. But worry not! The sequel has nailed it!! Its exactly what I was hoping for — a fun, great, laugh out loud movie to step away from reality a bit and hang out with some of the most comic actors of our time. You don’t need to see Horrible Bosses to understand or enjoy the sequel. It seemed to just be a fun movie to make. When you can feel genuine chemistry on the screen it plays out for the audience.
Simply put, it’s just good comedy with a well written script acted by a group of folks who really seem to enjoy each other. This time our guys find themselves involves in a kidnapping plot, where unlike other comedies the laughs are embroiled into the plot! Just like 22 Jump Street, this is what a studio comedy feels like, a film I feel is as much on par, getting the same level of fresh laughs. I just love a good comedy, enough to subject myself to the long shot of an enjoyable sequel. The formula in HB2 is they take the brilliant dynamic of the guys, bring back the hilarious side characters and up the stakes with some new blood. This film has quotability, re- watch ability and with any luck a fun filled franchise that can continue to generate great laughs. Or know when to quit when its ahead.
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis played their characters incredibly convincing, while sharing their brilliant chemistry, its quite evident how much fun they are having especially while playing out the stupid moments. They are joined by some familiar faces, Jennifer Aniston (Drop dead gorgeous & naughty), Kevin Spacey (Outrageously hilarious) and Jamie Foxx (Get this ultimate laughable character a solo movie already!) as well as some new characters played by Chris Pine (crazy & so funny) and Christoph Waltz (neat!). Bateman, Sudeikis and Day show us they are a comedy trio as strong as the original Stooges. Yet they have the endurance to push it to a second film and with any luck, beyond. On the whole Horrible Bosses 2 is as funny as the first one, if not funnier! Unlike most movies now days the film has quotability, re- watch ability and with any luck a fun filled franchise that can continue to generate great laughs.
Director – Sean Anders
Rated – R
Run Time – 108 minutes