November 26, 2014, - 1:29 pm

Thanksgiving Box Office: Horrible Bosses 2

By Debbie Schlussel

It used to be that a lot of good, big movies would open for Thanksgiving. But that’s apparently no longer the case, if “Horrible Bosses 2,” which opens in theaters today, is any indication. I did not see “Penguins of Madagascar,” the other movie opening today, because the screening was on the Jewish Sabbath.


As for “Horrible Bosses 2 (HB2),” they should have removed the word, “Bosses” and the number “2” from the title, and you’d know exactly what kind of movie it is. Just horrible. Utter crap. Disgusting and mostly stupid. Yes, there were some very funny parts and lines (I laughed between five and 10 times). But it’s just a depraved, sexually graphic (in words and visuals), anti-business movie (does the evil business tycoon narrative ever expire?). Yes, it was mildly entertaining and had a mildly amusing storyline. But it was mostly silliness that was incredibly unbelievable and not worth your ten bucks and nearly two hours of your time. However, if graphic descriptions of orgies, multi-party sex, and gay sex is your thing, then this movie is for you! For everyone else a/k/a decent people who know three important letters: T-M-I!, skip it. I’m no prude, but you don’t need to be one to know this is garbage.

The story: The three guys (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day) who took revenge on their horrible bosses in the first installment of this series (“Horrible Bosses” – read my review) are back. This time, they are the bosses. They’ve invented their own product: the “shower buddy.” And a billionaire owner (Christoph Waltz) of a SkyMall-esque company tells them that he will get them a credit line if they will produce 100,000 units for his company. He bamboozles them into the deal and into mortgaging everything they have, and then cancels the deal, telling them he plans to buy their company and product at pennies on the dollar after they go belly up.

The three guys want revenge . . . and to get out of the hole they’ve been tricked into. So, they plot to kidnap the billionaire’s spoiled son and ransom him for the money they need to pay back the loan. And, then, predictably, many things go wrong. On top of that, two of the horrible bosses (including the sex addict dentist played by Jennifer Aniston) and the crime guru (Jamie Foxx) from the first movie make several appearances.

And did I mention that a subtext of this movie is that it doesn’t pay to be an entrepreneur and start a small business because an evil rich guy will just steal it all from you?

Like I said, it was mildly entertaining and occasionally funny, but it’s lowlife, anti-free-market junk. And you don’t need to waste your time with this crap. Thanks, Hollywood, for giving America yet another crappy movie for Thanksgiving. Fortunately, America is too busy with Black Friday, now Black Thursday, to worry about it. And too busy rioting on the streets over a thug who got killed.

Horrible Movies 552,902,378.


Watch the trailer . . .

7 Responses

Business is the easy target. Just like a man’s groin. Those antics are just sooooooooooooooo funny. Right, guys?

JeffT on November 26, 2014 at 3:50 pm

As far as I’m concerned the Hollywood executives that produced this movie are the real horrible bosses for perpetrating this travesty on an unsuspecting public.

japple on November 26, 2014 at 11:12 pm

The other question that has to be asked: How many of those in Hollywood, behind closed doors, are into S&M? That may explain part of why you have dreck (excrement) like this. Besides the pushing of a socialist agenda and everything else.

ConcernedPatriot on November 28, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Rihanna did “S&M” as a hit song. Good pick up.

    Occam's Tool on November 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Hollywood lets America know what they think of us by the movies & other entertainment they offer. In most cases, it’s ALL projection of what Hollywood does to generate media buzz. Their worst behaviors are what they accuse ‘us’ and in this case what businesses supposedly do to the ‘little’ guy when Hollywood types would go no where near any actual ‘little guys’.

When Hollywood givesTMI, it’s because they’re looking for sanction from the public to normalize their craven and indecent behaviors. Ignoring them is the best feedback we can offer them. Sadly, there’s whole industries dedicated to keeping this deviancy afloat.

Find alternatives & maybe, just maybe, entertainment will improve.

P. Aaron on November 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Ehhh given the number of big businesses now making employees come in on Thanksgiving and other holidays I think we should give this one a pass.

Jared on November 29, 2014 at 2:37 am

Oh, Debbie—you missed out on Penguins. Best animated feature of the year—beat Big Hero 6 like a drum.

Occam's Tool on January 2, 2015 at 5:45 pm

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