Movie: Horrible Bosses 2
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars (Out of 5)
Review: In the original movie, our three knuckleheads Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman), Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis), and Dale Arbus (Charlie) somehow by the grace of God avoided disaster and jail sentences in their private reign of terror on their respective bosses. Now freed from the shackles of their nine to five job drudgery, they have somehow scraped together start-up money for a business venture. They have come up with a gizmo that is somehow supposed to improve your shower experience, and christened it the Shower Buddy. Appearing on a local Los Angeles news show, the eager entrepreneurs hawk their wares rather pathetically, but somehow attract the attention of a mega national sales company who are interested in buying their invention.
But no, Nick, Kurt and Dale have dreams of building their own sales empire, and turn down the generous offer from company mogul Bert Hanson (Christoph Waltz) and son Rex (Chris Pine). Without detailing the on-coming disaster that is as inevitable as your typical Greek tragedy, the three amigos business dreams go to hell in a hand basket. But are they going to take disaster lying down? They are not. Revenge and retribution is on our heroes agenda, and making a quick sum of money, damn the criminal technicalities. And who better to consult about criminal activity than a former boss that went to prison because of their shenanigans, Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey), and a return to the bar to consult with Dean “MoFo” Jones (Jamie Foxx). Naturally, their hare-brained scheme brings them across the path once again of sex maniac dentist Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Anniston).
Is this movie silly, totally unbelievable, and has three leading characters who apparently have no capacity for rational thinking? Guilty on all counts. But that’s what makes this movie a real hoot. It is unpretentious in its goal of just creating an idiotic scenario, and just letting it go where it will like a blown up balloon that gets released and shoots around the room willy-nilly. Just sit back and enjoy the hullabaloo.
Great Scene: Hilarious chase scene, complete with car chase interruptus.
Huh, What The….: Seriously, is any banking institution going to lend $500,000 to these stooges??
Dialogue Nuggets: “Let’s not be ourselves. Let’s elevate!”
Bert: “Guys, I hate to break it to you, but the American Dream happens in China.”
Knuckleheads: “How does killing them get our money back?” “We’ll harvest their organs and sell them on the black market.”
“Technically, this would be reverse Stockholm Syndrome.”
“You don’t look like Bert; you look like Mark Twain.”
“Who’s the Predator now, bitch!”
Dr. Harris: “Did you know that when men are in a coma, they can still get an erection?”
Police: “Cuff this asshole, and beat the shit out of him while you’re at it!”
Credits Stuff: Make sure you stay for the bloopers shown after the movie.