While the plot is paper thin, replete with bizarre situations and unrealistic characters, this film’s tour de force is its hilarious protagonists. Since I love Charlie Day’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia as well as Jason Bateman’s Arrested Development, I may be a bit biased in thinking that everything they do is comedy gold. Regardless, in both cases, their mannerisms, (comedic) timing, and general demeanor throughout Horrible Bosses is so damn captivating that the one-dimensional story remains entertaining throughout.
Actually, it’s kind of ironic how weak the plot is compared to the performances. Besides the aforementioned, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, and Jennifer Aniston — each a versatile and well respected actor in their own right — give convincing performances, endowing their respective characters with enough believability to prevent the film from becoming a totally fallacious joke. I guess this just proves that, with the right ensemble, even the silliest of films can be interesting, and even the most ridiculous characters can share a shed of truth.