Horrible Bosses 2
Cast: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudekis
Original Release Date: November 26th, 2014
Horrible Bosses 2, this time there’s some bosses. But this time they are the bosses! Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day), and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) are back and this time they’ve decided to open their own franchise. Dealings with newcomers Burt and son Rex Hanson ( Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine respectively) go south and so the crew creates a plan get their money back.
This simple premise leads to a simple plot but it’s the jokes that matter. The comedy is just as great as the first one and arguably is even better as it ramps up the insanity. If a moment existed in part one, its been given steroids in this. Day steals the show as Dale as he has some of the films best gags but his two peers are great as well.
Chris Pine is a wonderful addition to the crew as archetypal rich arrogant jerk. He has great chemistry with the rest of the cast and fits the insanity of this world. The person who is underutilized is Christoph Waltz as he is in more of a serious and bit part, which is a shame since he has great comedic potential.
Familiar faces return in Jennifer Aniston’s nymphomaniac Dr. Harris, Kevin Spacey’s now-imprisoned David Harken, and Jamie Foxx as “Motherfucker” Jones. The former mean bosses are really fun in their all to brief appearances. Luckily Motherfucker’s role has been increased and he has some of the funniest scenes of the movie.
The all star cast and plot get a bit jumbled at times with it just being a lot to handle. But laughs are in store for a silly crazy time that’s even better than the first with some great writing and wacky situations. 7.5 out of 10