Horrible Bosses is a group hug for anyone who’s suffered under a bad boss

Which, I assume, is most of us. Right off the top, let’s get this out of the way. Horrible Bosses is not ground-breaking comedy. It’s definitely not ground-breaking filmmaking. If you’re looking for a comedy that colors outside the lines, check out Four Lions, if you want one that uses non-traditional filmmaking techniques, go see The Trip. I don’t think American comedy is hopeless—far, far from it—but I do think the best comics aren’t getting their scripts produced. Horrible Bosses could’ve gone so much further, been so much darker, pushed into truly unleashed comic territory, but at the end of the day it’s a product to be sold on the mass market which means pleasing the masses. So it’s got baby teeth where it could’ve had fangs. Continue reading “Horrible Bosses is a group hug for anyone who’s suffered under a bad boss”