Everyone can relate to a character that wants to kill their boss. That may be one of the reasons why the 2010 black comedy Horrible Bosses was such a hit. When three friends, whose bosses regularly made their lives hell, conspired to kill each other bosses, all hell broke lose. After they horrendously failed, the three are left to their own devises. A sequel was always inevitable but just what happens after you fail to kill your boss.
The film here has duplicated the formula of the original. The boys have a problem and decide an ill-advised kidnapping will solve it. With it's simple premise the film is able to quickly throw you into the plot. The comedy comes fast and the film keeps pace as the plot twists and turns.
The gags regarding crime, racism and sexual harassment will not be to all audiences tastes but this is a black comedy. The film does well to mock the blatant bigotry of its characters as well as those on the receiving end of the gags.
The ensemble cast once again impress with the main trio carrying the film. They have great chemistry on screen and fused comic timing . Aniston is almost unrecognisable as the sex addict dental hygienist who is determined to add Dale to her conquest list. Despite only having two scenes Kevin Spacey steals the shows as Nicks former boss now behind bars.
Not a comedy for everyone but if the original impressed you this is worth a look. Black comedy held high by its stella ensemble cast.
Horrible Bosses 2 is out this Friday