Mur­der, nine- to- five style

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Dvds -

WHILE I can’t re­ally re­late to the idea of be­ing trapped in an of­fice nine- to- five with a boss who makes you want to take up mur­der – mine’s a won­der­fully gen­er­ous, hand­some and thought­ful bloke – it’s not hard to see why it could hap­pen. Bosses aren’t ex­empt from bad be­hav­iour. Such is the case here, where three good mates with em­ploy­ers of var­i­ous de­grees of mean­ness and in­ap­pro­pri­ate­ness con­spire to knock each other’s off af­ter one too many bad days at work. While it’s all sur­face com­edy ( and very adult), it’s good sur­face com­edy and the three leads have a tight chem­istry with each other and their of­fice an­tag­o­nis­ers – Jen­nifer Anis­ton ( pic­tured with Char­lie Day as Dale) Colin Far­rell and Kevin Spacey – are par­tic­u­larly good and all ter­rif­i­cally trashy as the hor­ri­ble bosses in ques­tion. Ex­tras: A Blu- ray combo pack that of­fers the same sort of fun as the film, with the cast and di­rec­tor re­call­ing their own ‘‘ hor­ri­ble boss’’ mo­ments and how to deal with such hor­rors in the real work­place. Plus there are deleted scenes, an ex­tended cut of the film and a sound­track fea­turette.

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