Most people have been there – work life’s a misery because your boss is either a psychopath, sociopath, or some ridiculously hot sex fiend obsessed with making you her bitch even though there’s no logical reason why she should want to (this of course would only really be a problem for most guys if you’re already married).
And so, there you are, sitting at your desk, which resembles something similar to a rubbish tip, secretly plotting the creative and faultless demise of your boss and how wonderful life would subsequently be, once they are out of the picture entirely, and their poising influence destroyed forever.
In 2011, Horrible Bosses saw three very average-Joe’s, Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and Dale (Charlie Day) resort to the extreme decision of killing each others bosses in order to free themselves from the metaphoric restraints that had been placed on them – only to realise that in order to actually pull off three murders, you kind of have to be good at it in the first place.
Well they’re back, and this time they’re their own bosses, free from the rule of anyone else and about to take the US by storm with an ingenious new shower invention that will change the way we wash forever – ‘The Shower Buddy‘.
But as we learned the first time round, nothing is ever simple for these three, as they find themselves in the cross-hairs of retail-titan Bert Hanson (Christoph Waltz), and his eccentric son, Rex (Chris Pine), who wish to invest in this revolutionary new product.
To say anymore would ruin the story, but the one thing that’s guaranteed is chaos, as these part-time criminals find themselves wrapped up in extortion, kidnapping, and a host of other really bad things that may just push their luck to the limit.
Horrible Bosses 2 is bigger, funnier, and more outlandish than the first, and with a returning cast including Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Jamie Foxx, it’s comedy gold that keeps you guessing throughout – not surprising really considering it’s written and directed by Sean Anders, the genius behind We’re the Millers (2013) and the up-coming Dumb and Dumber To (2014).
A must see for all you who sometimes wish what it would be like to be your own boss!