Genre: Comedy

Director: Seth Gordon

Stars: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis

*** 1/2

Best buddies Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) just want to make a few bucks, get drunk and get laid. But they’ve all got horrible bosses who have driven them to desperate measures.

Dental assistant Dale is being sexually abused by his randy dentist boss, Dr. Julie, played by Jennifer Aniston, who has never been funnier. Kevin Spacey is truly hateful as psycho financier Dave, and Colin Farrell is hilarious as coke-snorting chemical heir Bobby.

But how should the put-upon wage slaves get rid of their loathsome overseers? Before you can say Mother----er, along comes murder consultant Dean Jones (Jamie Foxx) to help them plot their dastardly deeds.

 

Director Seth Gordon and a trio of writers keep the viewer guessing about the ultimate outcome of the murder plots, no small feat in a laugher as broad as this one. (So much scenery is chewed you’d think the set was beset by a plague of locusts.) This isn’t murder most foul, but most fouled up.

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