Thanks to Roadshow Films we had the chance to see Sean Anders’ Horrible Bosses 2 before its Australian cinematic release. This is our review of the film, but – as usual – no matter what we say, we recommend that you still go to your local cinema and see the film because there is no better critic than yourself.
Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), Nick (Jason Bateman) and Dale (Charlie Day) are back in the outrageous sequel, ‘Horrible Bosses 2’. This time they will try to live the American dream by manufacturing their invention, the ‘Shower Buddy’. The clever idea gains the attention of Bert Hanson (Christoph Waltz), a powerful businessman, and his son Rex (Chris Pine) who will offer to finance the first ten thousand units. At the last minute, however, the trio declines the offer, leaving them to face bankruptcy. Desperate situations require extraordinary measures, and, with the help of M.F Jones (Jamie Foxx), the gang starts a plan to kidnap Rex and demand a ransom to save their business.
Throughout a hilarious rampage involving silly ideas and clever dialogue, the sequel to Horrible Bosses promises a laughter overload. The sequel also brings back some familiar faces from the first film, including Dale’s nymphomaniac ex-boss, Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston), and Nick’s evil boss, Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey).
Once again, Bateman, Sudeikis and Day have great chemistry on screen, and Charlie Day is so funny that you will have his voice in your head for a few days. Moreover, the humour of the film is vulgar, inappropriate, and racist, but very funny at all times. Every phrase of the script fits perfectly with the personality of the characters. The addition of Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz couldn’t be better, even Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) as Detective Hatcher is quite brilliant (it’s as if “Mike” himself is coming for you!)
Overall, if you are looking for a light-hearted movie and a good time (and if you are not easily offended) go and check out Horrible Bosses 2, now showing in Australian cinemas.