appallingly and constantly
harassed by their bosses, three friends
time to strike back; but
finding someone suitable to rid them
of the Horrible Bosses in this crazily
funny comedy doesnt 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
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
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
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
"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"