Ensemble comedies are a dime a dozen in Hollywood these days, but a roundup of famous faces doesn't always guarantee a great film. That's why I'm more than pleased with this first trailer for Horrible Bosses; it brings together an unexpected assortment of talent, and the result is hilarious. The movie centres on three buddies played by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, who decide to take down their respective bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston). And by "take down" I mean kill, with the help of hit man Jamie Foxx.
The juxtaposition of these average joes with their over-the-top employers is already amazing: Kevin plays the typical arrogant corporate jerk and Colin is practically unrecognisable as a bald bigot. Jennifer is a huge highlight stepping out of her comfort zone to play a nutty, raunchy dentist who's consistently sexually harassing her assistant (Charlie). As far as I'm concerned, this is the most promising comedy being released in the second half of the year, so watch the trailer before it hits cinemas in August when you read more.
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