If I were to just read the synopsis of Horrible Bosses—a comedy about three male BFFs who, after a few drinks and some shady advice from an ex-con, conspire to murder their bosses—I think I'd pass. Fill in some of the ensemble cast, though, and things start looking a lot better. Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell? SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.
Oh, but we've also got Jennifer Aniston. I'm sorry, I like her, but let's admit it: she pretty much kills everything she touches. Love Happens? Bounty Hunter? It's been a long time since Office Space or Good Girl, is all I'm saying.
However, having watched the trailer, I have hopes that Horrible Bosses is the role that FINALLY breaks her horrible movie streak.
Aniston plays a sex-crazed orthodontist, one of the three bosses (along with Kevin Spacey and a nearly unrecognizable Colin Farrell) who drives the three besties to murder. It looks like a legitimately funny part, and she also gets a chance to chance to show off that famous hardbody.
Hey, if I looked as hot as Jen Aniston, I'd have a show-my-assets rider in every single one of my movie contracts too.
Us Weekly reports that Aniston shot at least one topless scene, which producers are waffling over using in the film. Memo to producers: everyone wants to see Jennifer Aniston's boobs. Everyone.
She's kind of kicking sand in the face of her America's Sweetheart image with this role, which I love, and it looks like a chance to actually use those comedic acting chops I know she has, buried under years of insipid rom-coms. This is how comebacks are made: as a scene-stealing character in an ensemble movie. COME ON, JEN. YOU CAN DO IT.
Here's a glimpse of Horrible Bosses:
Honestly, this film had me at Jason Bateman, but I'm feeling bullish on the whole thing. What do you think?
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