Horrible Bosses 2
3.5 / 5
The bumbling boys are back and cause just as much carnage as before.
After the success of the 2011 hit Horrible Bosses where three disgruntled employees planned to murder their bosses, the sequel sees them attempt a kidnapping of the son of a businessman who plans to take over their newly-started business. Obviously, there are hiccups in the process and with hilarious consequences.
Nick (Chris Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudekis) attempt to launch their own business and a businessman shows a interest and makes a huge order of their product ShowerBuddy but then pulls out leaving the trio unable to sell the product or pay the rent for the building they are leasing. With no other viable option to get the money they are owed, they decide to kidnap his son Rex (Chris Pine) and order a ransom which will be used to take back their business. However, things in comedy films never run smoothly…
With much of the original cast coming back for the sequel, this film is a good attempt to replicate the laughs and situation of the first film. There are many gags, innuendos, jokes and mischief that had the whole cinema in stitches. Especially, when Nick mistakes Julia’s (Jennifer Aniston) sex addiction meeting for an AA meeting with side-splittingresults. Car chases are pretty common in action and comedy films nowadays, but the film managed to add its own twist to the growingly standard and boring chases courtesy of Jamie Foxx’s awesome driving.
This is very much a young person’s film and not one for the older critic. I watched this in the director’s lounge at my local Cinema de Lux and I would say the oldest person in attendance was 30-35 which gives you a demographic of what type of people this is aimed at. Fans of The Hangover, 21 and Over, Anchorman, Superbad and other films like them will enjoy this film. This is good film just to relax with some mates and have some laughs at the expense of the three guys.
If you need reason to go guys, then look no further than Jennifer Aniston …