Horrible Bosses

Rated 4.0

Three guys who are so miserable in their work lives that they plot to kill each others’ horrible bosses? It sounded at first like a dumb premise. I couldn’t have been more wrong. What’s remarkable about this film is that it makes the motives behind the absurd multi-murder plot relatable. These bosses are so horrible that you really do want them knocked off. As the hot-tempered CEO Dave Harken, Kevin Spacey plays up the psycho almost as intensely as his murderous Se7en character. Jennifer Aniston takes a turn for the red-light district with her character Julia’s overt sexual harassing, and Colin Farrell’s Bobby is the ultimate douchebag with his comb-over and coked-out antics in the workplace. Each role seems to have been tailored for each of the leading funny men-killers: SNL’s Jason Sudeikis as the loveable charmer, Jason Bateman as the cynical straight-man, and Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as the neurotic little guy. As they re-create a modern version of Strangers on a Train, they may not exude the same sophistication of Hitchcock’s leading men, but they sure as hell are a lot funnier. Cinemark 14, Feather River Cinemas and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated R