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Horrible Bosses

Horrible BossesTreated appallingly and constantly
  harassed by their bosses, three friends
  decide it
s time to strike back; but
  finding someone suitable to rid them
  of the Horrible Bosses in this crazily
  funny comedy doesn’t come easy

PROMISED PROMOTION BY HIS ARROGANT, self-opinionated boss Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey), hard-working Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman: Up In The Air; Arrested Development) has slavishly been putting in twelve-hour days and has finally had enough. He has had a reality check it just isn't going to happen.

His two friends, Accountant Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis: Hall Pass) and dental assistant Dale Arbus (Charlie Day: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) are also suffering at the hands of their bosses and are equally at the end of their tether.

Kurt has been devastated by the loss of his friend and ethical boss (Donald Sutherland: Pride & Prejudice), who would be horrified at the way his corrupt and depraved son Bobby Pellit (Colin Farrell) is treating Kurt and is running the company. He plans to illegally dump toxic waste onto an unsuspecting population and regularly mocks Kurt, trying to keep him in his place.

And Dale is receiving the unwanted attentions of nymphomaniac dentist Dr Julia Harris, DDS (Jennifer Aniston), who is determined to have her wicked way with him, even if it means resorting to blackmail to get what she wants.

The three are drowning their sorrows in a bar when a former school-friend who has fallen on hard times appears and casually mentions how good it would be to rid the world of the terrible bosses who make life unbearable. A few too many drinks and the dreams are set to become fact — cue a cunning plan for each of the three to rid one of the others of the bane of his life. But can they really go through with disposing of the Horrible Bosses?

The film takes a while to get going, but from here on in the reluctant murderers begin to have second thoughts and explore their consciences; having some very funny meetings with would-be assassins along the way — one involving the misunderstanding of the term "wet-work".

The lovely Ioan Gruffudd (perhaps best known in the UK for his part as television hero Hornblower) makes an all-too-fleeting appearance here as the 'wet job' man with an astonishing purpose and a magnificent Jamie Foxx (Due Date) as the extraordinarily-named M*********** Jones, a hustling ex-con whose street-cred comes on a sliding scale and who may not be all he appears to be.

The obsessive and possessive Harken is determined to keep complete control of both the company and of his wife, whom he suspects of having affairs; Pellit is hell-bent on environmental destruction and keeping Kurt in his place; and sexpot Julia is turning up the heat to wreck Dale's engagement.

The three friends are desperate to save their jobs and their sanity. What can you do when your boss is a psycho, a man-eater or a total tool? These monsters must be stopped. Quitting is not an option. Rib-cracking and riveting, Horrible Bosses is killing!

They conspire together to achieve every employees dream: a convoluted but seemingly foolproof plan to get rid of their Horrible Bosses. Permanently. But even the best laid plans are only as good as the brains behind themů

The Blu-ray triple-play and digital download feature the Totally Inappropriate Edition, an extended cut of the film featuring even more ridiculous and hilarious footage not seen in cinemas. Warning: this edition contains scenes of a sexual nature and even more language that may cause offence than the cinema version.

The Blu-ray triple-play features a hi-definition copy of the extended and theatrical versions of the film, a standard definition theatrical version, and a digital copy of the standard definition theatrical version. It will also be available on single disc DVD.

The Horrible Bosses extended and theatrical versions can also be purchased on permanent download through iTunes. A hi-definition version is available for download at the PlayStation Store on PS3 game consoles and PSP. Horrible Bosses will also be available in hi-definition via video-on-demand.

Directed by Seth Gordon (King of Kong; Modern Family), the raucous comedy Horrible Bosses has an all-star cast that also includes Julie Bowen (Modern Family).

The perfect Secret Santa gift for your boss (whether good or bad) is Horrible Bosses, this year's hilarious comedy released on Blu-ray Triple-Play, DVD and Digital Download, courtesy of Warner Home Video, on 21 November 2011. Certificate: 15 | Theatrical Running time: 98 Minutes | Extended Cut Running Time: 106 Minutes.

Blu-ray Special Features

The Horrible Bosses Blu-ray triple-play contains the following special features: My Least Favourite Career: Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Jason Batman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Julie Bowen and Director Seth Gordon recall jobs and difficult bosses from their past in this humorous Before They Were Famous Featurette | Surviving a Horrible Boss: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day discuss what makes a Horrible Boss, how to deal with their unpredictable and outrageous behaviour, as well as elaborate on their on-set camaraderie as they play out the fantasies of oppressed workers everywhere | Being Mean Is So Much Fun: Delve into the mind of the Horrible Bosses: Colin Farrell (Pellit), Jennifer Aniston (Dr Harris) and Kevin Spacey (Harken) reflect on what it was like to get mean, down and dirty | Additional Scenes | Making of the Horrible Bosses Soundtrack.

"Rib-cracking and riveting, Horrible Bosses is killing" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"Laugh out loud funny" — The Star

"A top, potty-mouthed gag-fest, from beginning to end" — Nuts

"9/10. It's one of the most joke-packed films of 2011 by a long way" — Zoo