Disgruntled buddies Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) can’t leave their miserable jobs, so they cook up a creative strategy for eliminating each other’s micromanaging and maniacal employers (Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey) instead in this crackpot comedy. Peculiar advice from con artist Motherf**ker Jones (Jamie Foxx) gets the scheme in motion, but the pals can’t keep the wheels from flying off.
Rating: 6 out of 10
This was an enjoyable comedy. It’s not particularly memorable. I didn’t laugh until my sides hurt, but it worked.
With any comedy, you have to go along with the plot — no matter how ridiculous — to enjoy it. It’s the same with this, as three dopey guys, stuck in awful work conditions with the worst of bosses, and try to kill them. Of course, everything that can go wrong goes wrong.
The cast is really nice in this movie. Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Kevin Spacey all steal every scene as the horrible bosses. They make the movie click. Spacey always plays a jerk to perfection, and it was nice to see Farell stretch out in this comedy in which he’s barely recognizable. Aniston was also great. She hasn’t done a good movie since… well, it’s been a while. She has great comedic timing and energy in this movie. It’s a solid comedy.