Two 'Horrible Bosses 2' Clips Bring Back Two Horrible Bosses

Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:53 Written by  iamrogue
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Two 'Horrible Bosses 2' Clips Bring Back Two Horrible Bosses

A pair of clips from Horrible Bosses 2 make it emphatically clear that the sequel is sticking to the playbook that worked for its predecessor.

They do by trotting out the surviving antagonists of the comedy hit, bringing Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey to the sequel party, assuring audiences that, like fast food, Horrible Bosses 2 can be counted upon to deliver the comforts of the familiar.

It's not just a couple bosses returning for another round, though.  Jason Bateman (Bad Words), Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and Jason Sudeikis (We're the Millers) are back as Nick, Dale, and Kurt, the hapless trio who conspired to murder the employers who were making their lives miserable in the 2011 original.

This time they're making a lateral move from attempted homicide to kidnapping.  These three idiots have gone into business for themselves, manufacturing a hygiene accessory called the "Shower Buddy."  When their start-up is deliberately torpedoed by a rich investor who hoodwinks them, our heroes need half a million dollars to keep their business afloat.  To get the money, they kidnap the investor's grown-up son.  Hilarity ensues.

The most promising stuff about Horrible Bosses 2 is the new stuff, particularly Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) and Chris Pine (Star Trek) as the guy who screws them over and his son, who takes to being kidnapped with a surprising enthusiasm.

Neither Waltz nor Pine are to be found in these clips, however.  Instead, the excerpts remind everybody that watching Spacey play an asshole is always fun and that Aniston's character is thoroughly sexed up.

The tone and cast, which also includes Jamie Foxx, are pretty much the same as the last movie, but it's actually a different director on the sequel.

Original director Seth Gordon is busy on the Uncharted movie, so in his stead it's Sean Anders, who previously directed Sex Drive and That's My Boy.

He and producing partner John Morris contributed to the screenplay, working from previous drafts by Horrible Bosses and Burt Wonderstone duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.  Those two are currently busy making their feature directorial debut on Vacation, the sequel/reboot starring Ed Helms as a grown-up Rusty Griswold.

Here's the official synopsis for Horrible Bosses 2, opening nationwide on November 26th.

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in “Horrible Bosses 2.” But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

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