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6 Degrees Entertainment

'Horrible Bosses' (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
(Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, et al / 3-Disc Blu ray+DVD / R / 2011 / Warner Bros.)

Overview: For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few too many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers...permanently.

DVD Verdict: I knew going into this movie that I would have a problem accepting the fact that Jennifer Aniston is a dentist, let alone the idea that she could ever be a turn-off sexually. In general, this is a pretty funny movie. It is better than "Hangover 2" but falls short of "Bridesmaids" in the scheme of "R" rated comedies this year. Jason Bateman plays Nick in his usual cool, but nerdy at the same time, way. Jason Sudeikis is Kurt and is always funny.

Finally, newcomer Charlie Day ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") plays the sexually harassed employee of Dr. Julia Harris (Aniston). In reality the best roles may be for the mean bosses, Kevin Spacey and Colin Farrell. And Jamie Foxx steals his scenes as the hit man go between. The set up is kind of ridiculous. The 3 friends marching into a `gansta' bar is absurd. Still, let's just all enjoy the laughs.

That all said, Kudos to Donald Sutherland's agent who has once again managed to score him a small role. Kurt claims killing his boss, who wants to dump waste on the proverbial poor Bolivians would save lives and that they have a moral duty to kill their boss. Jennifer Aniston develops a comical potty mouth in this film, one that makes Madonna sound like Mother Teresa!

After some very brief soul searching our trio decides life would be better without their bosses. However getting to that point is not easy. The movie takes some unexpected twists. The role of Dale was clearly written with Zach Galifianakis in mind. [FYI: The Digital Copy, you say? Well, there is NO digital copy for the customer, but the "right" to stream the movie over the internet (via an Ultraviolet stream) from Flixster!] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Now includes Instant Streaming with UltraViolet Digital Copy
Extended Cut Feature Film with 8 minutes of all new hilarious moments not seen in theatres
Theatrical Cut Feature Film
My Least Favorite Career
Surviving A Horrible Boss
Being Mean Is So Much Fun Deleted Scenes
Making of the Horrible Bosses soundtrack