Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Horrible Bosses 2' Is Asleep on the Job; Review; Bateman, Sudeikis and Day Return for a Witless Kidnapping Caper

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'Horrible Bosses 2' Is Asleep on the Job; Review; Bateman, Sudeikis and Day Return for a Witless Kidnapping Caper

Article excerpt

The trouble begins with the title. "Horrible Bosses 2" is technically a sequel, but there are no bosses in this movie. We're stuck with the horrible employees three boneheads who make the Wolfpack from "The Hangover" look like they've earned sheepskins.

In the forgettable first movie, sarcastic idiot Nick (Jason Bateman), scheming idiot Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and sweet idiot Dale (Charlie Day) plotted to kill their abusive bosses (Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell, respectively).

Three years later, the boys are self-employed entrepreneurs peddling a shower-and-shampoo device to potential investors. Billionaire Bert Hanson (Christoph Waltz) and his hot-shot son Rex (Chris Pine) like the product and place an order for 100,000 units, allowing the three amigos to hire a manufacturing staff of attractive young women.

But of course, the shower buddies were too stupid to get the agreement in writing, and they're left high and dry when the Hansons pull the plug.

Instead of hiring a lawyer, the idiots consult their criminal pal Jamie Foxx, who advises them to kidnap Rex to get the money to save the company. …

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