Imagine the plot of Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train
getting rerouted into the realm of screwball revenge comedy, and you’ll start to get a picture of the tone director Seth Gordon and screenwriters Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley, and Jonathan Goldstein strike in Horrible Bosses
. A kinetic, unpredictable comedy that never slows down once the plot gets rolling, Gordon’s rowdy follow-up to Four Christmases
shows a director with a knack for memorably outlandish characters and a talent for casting familiar faces in an absurd new light.
Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day), and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) hate their jobs. Not for...