Looking for a good laugh this weekend? Of course you are. And Jennifer Aniston is taking a break from her newest love interest to give it to you. Horrible Bosses, rated R and directed by Seth Gordon, debuts in theaters tomorrow, Friday, July 8!
Aniston joins a cast of funnymen including Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jamie Foxx in this not-so-average take on the working world. Something tells me that I'm going to appreciate everyone here at The Stir even more after watching what some of these employees have to do!
So what are the critics saying? First things first: Be prepared to laugh ... a lot. Here are some of the reviews for Horrible Bosses to tickle your movietastic taste buds:
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly:
The movie is equal parts outrageous, raunchy, and reassuring. In this comedic assault on the inequities of corporate hierarchy, the bosses only get what's coming to them. The audience, meanwhile, reaps the employee benefits.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times:
Horrible Bosses is funny and dirty in about that order.
Steve Persall, St. Petersburg Times:
Horrible Bosses is an immediate classic in the annals (two "n's" please) of down and dirty humor, the kind of movie that Mom should wash your eyes out with soap for watching. Think of The Hangover as directed by Alfred Hitchcock and you'll have some idea of what's in store.
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel:
The fourth big R-rated comedy of the summer may very well be the funniest ... Horrible Bosses is funny enough to give America’s embattled working folk an outlet for their frustration, and America’s employer classes a bad case of nerves.
A. O. Scott, The New York Times:
It takes the ordinary human traits of stupidity, selfishness, lust and greed (and also stupidity), embeds them in a human condition that is confusing unfair and also stupid, and turns the whole sorry spectacle into a carnival. The laughter is mean but also oddly pure ... kind of like the cocaine that two of the main characters consume by accident.
Wow. Sounds pretty bomb, eh? I'll tell you one thing: I saw Bridesmaids. It was one of those laugh-out-loud funny, gotta-have-this-movie-in-my-collection-ASAP kind of movies. You know, like Wedding Crashers. If Horrible Bosses compares to that genre, then I'll officially proclaim the summer blockbuster season a great success. Get me to the movie theater, ASAP!
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