100 movies: Horrible Bosses

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100 movies of 2012
Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy!

Horrible BossesHorrible Bosses (06/07/12)

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.

This film was a lot funnier than I was expecting. One of the funniest straight up comedy films I’ve seen in a long time. I was expecting funny, just not as much as I got. Who’d have thought a film about three guys wanting to kill their bosses would be so funny? It’s definitely not a plot line in a film I’ve seen before.

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudekis and Charlie Day are excellent as the three leads. I admit, a couple of times, I did find Charlie Day’s Dale a little bit too much. But the deadpan coming off of Jason Bateman more than made up for it. I can’t say how fantastic I think that guy is. (Can’t wait for new Arrested Development!)

Out of the bosses… wow… no wonder they were targeted for murder. Colin Farrell’s Bobby was just plain disgusting. I was surprised we didn’t see more of him. Though, not totally unhappy about that. Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston both looked like they had a lot of fun in their truly horrible roles. Kevin Spacey wins the award of most horrible boss.

Another thing I loved about this film was the soundtrack. Every single song chosen was perfect! Sad that there’s not an actual soundtrack, just a score. (Wow, never thought I’d say that.), but have found a spotify playlist, so it’s alright.

As the film unravels things just get more and more ridiculous. Not to mention funnier. Really entertaining film. The house break-ins are brilliant. The scene at the police station. The bar, when they’re looking for a hitman. Loved it.
Rating: 4/5

Read on to see all the films watched this year…

54 Films so far this year

  1. The Tourist 1/5 (02/01/12)
  2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 5/5 (03/01/12)
  3. World’s Greatest Dad 2/5 (14/01/12)
  4. Haywire 3/5 (19/01/12)
  5. Dead Snow 3/5 (20/01/12)
  6. The Artist 5/5 (21/01/12)
  7. Priest 2/5 (05/02/12)
  8. The Muppets 5/5 (15/02/12)
  9. Faster 4/5 (19/02/12)
  10. Chronicle 4/5 (22/02/12)
  11. Safe House 4/5 (24/02/12)
  12. Reservoir Dogs 4/5 (25/02/12)
  13. This Means War 4/5 (02/03/12)
  14. The Royal Tenenbaums 3/5 (03/03/12)
  15. Reign of Fire 3/5 (04/03/12)
  16. Dear John 2/5 (04/03/12)
  17. Road to Perdition 5/5 (05/03/12)
  18. The Three Musketeers 3/5 (06/03/12)
  19. The Eagle 2/5 (10/03/12)
  20. Everybody’s Fine 2/5 (14/03/12)
  21. Frankenstein 4/5 (15/03/12)
  22. Love and Other Drugs 2/5 (15/03/12)
  23. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2/5 (17/03/12)
  24. The Big Lebowski 5/5 (18/03/12)
  25. The Hunger Games 3/5 (23/03/12)
  26. Headhunters 4/5 (07/04/12)
  27. Super 1/5 (07/04/12)
  28. The Cabin in the Woods 5/5 (13/04/12)
  29. Watchmen 4/5 (14/04/12)
  30. The Hurt Locker 3/5 (21/04/12)
  31. Avengers Assemble 5/5 (26/04/12)
  32. 22 Bullets 2/5 (28/04/12)
  33. Bad Teacher 1/5 (29/04/12)
  34. Red Riding Hood 1/5 (04/05/12)
  35. A Perfect Getaway 4/5 (05/05/12)
  36. Ca$h 1/5 (13/05/12)
  37. Kung Fu Panda 2 3/5 (14/05/12)
  38. Everything Must Go 2/5 (24/05/12)
  39. New York, I Love You 2/5 (25/05/12)
  40. Beginners 4/5 (26/05/12)
  41. Prometheus 4/5 (03/06/12)
  42. The Tree of Life 2/5 (04/06/12)
  43. The Lovely Bones 3/5 (05/06/12)
  44. Snow White and the Huntsman 3/5 (06/06/12)
  45. The Devil’s Backbone 4/5 (07/06/12)
  46. Britain in a Day 5/5 (11/06/12)
  47. The French Connection 4/5 (15/06/12)
  48. Insomnia 3/5 (16/06/12)
  49. Rebel Without a Cause 4/5 (22/06/12)
  50. A Lonely Place to Die 3/5 (26/06/12)
  51. Killer Joe 3/5 (29/06/12)
  52. The Amazing Spider-Man 4/5 (03/07/12)
  53. Raising Arizona 4/5 (04/07/12)
  54. Horrible Bosses 4/5 (06/07/12)


  1. I’ve always wanted to watch this movie. I just think Jason Bateman is so dreamy! LOL

    Do you watch Arrested Development? It’s a tv show…anyways, if you haven’t, you should go watch it!

  2. Fellow Arrested Development fan? I’m so happy we are getting season 4. I didn’t enjoy that film, though I may give it another chance some time. Aniston, Spacey and Farrel were good, though.

    • Yes I am 😀 So happy about the 4th season next year!

      Spacey, Bateman and Sudekis made me love the film. They were brilliant.

  3. I still haven’t seen this yet but I will eventually. The vulgarity might put me off but I like the cast, even Aniston looks good here, and I don’t say that often about her, ahah.

    • Yeah, this is that sort of film that has some vulgar style jokes. It’s not as vulgar as Bridesmaids or Hangover I’d say though.

      Aniston was great. The last time I liked a film of hers was Office Space! (I was never a Rachel fan ;))

  4. This one is funny, but it could have been a whole lot funnier, especially with the talent they have involved. It feels like they were trying to go for that Judd Apatow-improvisation idea of comedy a little too much and just totally failed at delivering on that and came off as a cheap try. Still, laughed my ass off at Jamie Foxx. Good review Jaina.

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