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Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODSTYLE -

Help­less and hope­less at be­ing sin­gle, Cal is taken in by Ja­cob for a makeover and guid­ance in la­dykilling.

The rest is mostly pre­dictable – will Cal ever love again? Will Ja­cob give up his wom­an­is­ing ways?

But the witty, grown-up script man­ages a few sur­prises, mak­ing HOR­RI­BLE BOSSES THIS com­edy is sure to be beloved by any­one who has de­spised their em­ployer enough to con­tem­plate plot­ting their demise.

Friends Nick (Ja­son Bate­man), Kurt (Ja­son Sudeikis) and Dale (Char­lie Day) work for thor­oughly un­like­able (but amus­ing) bosses.

With the help of a dodgy ex-con, Moth­erf*****r Jones (Jamie Foxx), they con­coct a seem­ingly flaw­less scheme to mur­der their re­spec­tive bosses.

The cast – es­pe­cially the bosses, played by Kevin Spacey, Colin Far­rell and Jen­nifer Anis­ton – all de­liver great per­for­mances, but the script never man­ages to take the movie to the level of com­edy ge­nius its premise de­serves. – Dennis Cav­er­nelis

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