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    Blog: Film – Horrible Bosses (and Jennifer Aniston)

    I went to see “Horrible Bosses” this past week. Despite falling asleep three times during the movie, I’m still going to blog about it. Why? Because I want to, damn it.  One other thing: Don’t expect this blog to be strictly a collection of movie reviews. I am no Ebert. It’s simply a movie blog. Take it at face value.
    First off, I really have no tolerance for Jennifer Aniston or for the interchangeable male characters who accompany her. However, and I’m getting this out of the way first, she was downright sexy in this film.
    Let me try to put this into perspective for you: When you go a long time without eating Fig Newtons, you forget how good they are. But when you eat them too much, you realize they are too heavy to chain-eat.  Same thing with Jennifer Aniston.
    I can’t remember the last time I saw one of her movies, but that is probably because I’ve seen so many of them. In “Horrible Bosses,” she has a mature, secure-with-herself attitude and is extremely sexy. But this cougar-like appearance gets old and faded fast, just like your stained glass windows, blue dress or bumper sticker with an over-exposure to sunlight.
    The movie’s premise is unique to its kind: Three average working citizens each claim to have the worst boss in existence. As you will see, each boss is horrible in his/her own respective way. The cast is excellent, and the film does a good job at representing some of the most horrible bosses in existence.

    Kevin Spacey is responsible for portraying (in my eyes) every four letter word you would call your boss. The words good, sexy, warm and daffodil do not count. As with everything he does, Spacey does a very good job in this movie.

    I forgot to mention that this movie is hilarious. I very rarely say that about movies. Keep in mind this is coming from the weirdo who doesn’t laugh at “The Hangover” and equivalents. There is a lot of witty, situational, ironic humor in this film.

    Normally, I’m a stickler for well-directed films. Comedy films are not known for their exceptional mechanical qualities. But when the film does a great job at immersing the viewer into its humor, you forget about any technical breaks. The movie feels consistently natural because its humor is consistently on point.

    I wouldn’t expect it to become a comedy classic, but see this film. It’s dirty, funny and well-worth the $12+ or bandwidth you’ll spend to see it.

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