Horrible Bosses is a 2011 American black comedy film directed by Seth Gordon and produced by Brett Ratner and Jay Stern. The screenplay was written by Michael Markowitz, John Frances Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and is based on the story by Michael Markowitz.
Rated: R (movie contains crude and sexual content, pervasive language and drug material)
Run Time: 1h 38min
Release Date: July 8, 2011 (USA)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director: Seth Gordon
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Budget: $35-37 Million
Box Office: $209.6 Million
Horrible Bosses stars Jason Bateman, Steve Wiebe, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Day, Lindsay Sloane, Michael Albala, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Hasty, Meghan Markle, Donald Sutherland, Celia Finkelstein, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Bob Newhart, Julie Bowen, Ron White and Brian George.
Horrible Bosses is the story three best friends, Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman), Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) and Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis) who all hate their bosses.
Nick hates his boss mostly because he’s expected to work from before sunrise to after sunset and his boss, Mr. Harken (Kevin Spacey), calls him out for being a minute late and blackmails him so he can’t quit. Dale hates his boss, Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston), because she makes unwelcome sexual advances when he’s about to get married. But Dale happens to be on that pesky list of sex offenders so he can’t quit. Kurt actually likes his job and his boss Jack Pellit (Donald Sutherland), well, up until his boss dies and the boss’s coked-out, psychopathic son Bobby (Colin Farrell) takes over.
Quitting their jobs is not an option in the struggling economy and the three of them drunkenly and hypothetically discuss how to kill their bosses, and before they know it, they’ve hired a murder consultant named Dean Jones (Jamie Foxx) to help them pull off the three dubious deeds. The problem is, any plan is only as clever as the brains behind it.
“My boss, who we’re planning to kill is dying…and you save his life!” – Nick Hendricks
“Well it sounds bad when you say it like that.” – Dale Arbus
“I’d sure like to bend her over the barrel and show her the 50 states.” – Kurt Buckman
“Life is a marathon and you can’t win a marathon without putting a few Band-Aids on your nipples.” – Jack Pellit
“Can you explain why you were going 61 in a 25 zone?” – Officer Wilkins
“I was drag racking.” – Nick Hendricks
“In a Prius?!?” Officer Wilkins
“I don’t win a lot.” – Nick Hendricks
Official Movie Trailer
Jason Bateman as Nick Hendricks
Steve Wiebe as Thomas, Head of Security
Kevin Spacey as Dave Harken
Charlie Day as Dale Arbus
Lindsay Sloane as Stacy
Michael Albala as Dr. Anderton
Jennifer Aniston as Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.
Jason Sudeikis as Kurt Buckman
Jennifer Hasty as Kurt’s Co-Worker
Meghan Markle as Jamie
Donald Sutherland as Jack Pellit
Celia Finkelstein as Maggie Emerman
Colin Farrell as Bobby Pellit
Jamie Foxx as Dean “MF” Jones
Bob Newhart as Lou Sherman
Julie Bowen as Rhonda Harken
Ron White as Detective Samson
Brian George as Atmanand