Horrible Bosses is one of those comedies that's so funny, in part, because it's so wicked and, in part, because deep down we've all wished we could off a particularly terrible boss. Which is probably what put it in the top spot for Redbox rentals in the Treasure Valley and the nation for the week ending Nov. 13. On its heels in second- and third-place, respectively, were Green Lantern and Fast Five. The fourth-place flick for the valley was Captain America, while the rest of America clamored for Cameron Diaz, with Bad Teacher nabbing the fifth spot.
Horrible Bosses follows Nick, Dale and Kurt (played by Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis) as they are tormented by evil bosses. Nick's boss, portrayed by Kevin Spacey, is plain psycho, convincing Nick to drink a toast to a promised promotion and then announcing in a staff meeting that Nick is a drunk. Dale is being sexually harassed and blackmailed by his boss, portrayed by Jennifer Aniston, and Kurt's boss is a downright ass hole, played by Colin Farrell. Over too many drinks, the trio considers that maybe their lives could improve if their bosses ceased to exist. The black comedy unfolds as the three try to kill their bosses.
If you can't get your mitts on Horrible Bosses, you can see Jason Bateman in Extract, an excellent film from Mike Judge (King of the Hill) and the creators of Office Space. The film stars Bateman as Joel, the owner and operator of a successful flavor-extract company, and the problems that crop up as he prepares to unload the factory for a fortune. Kristen Wiig and Mila Kunis also star. Yet another option is Going the Distance, a rambunctious romantic comedy about long-distance love. It co-stars Horrible Bosses' Charlie Day, who is hilarious as Dan, the awkward roommate of lead character Garrett. Justin Long, Drew Barrymore and Christina Applegate also star.