One of the most fun things to do on a hot, boring day is to go to the movies. Especially now that we’re at this point in the summer — all of the quintessentially funny, hyped-up, long-awaited movies are finally hitting the silver screen after months of teasers and trailers. This movie-going experience is even better when the film, “Horrible Bosses” in this case, is delightfully funny, original and entertaining to the last pre-credits bloopers footage.

Horrible Bosses

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Chronicling the story of three men, Nick (Jason Bateman, “Couples Retreat”), Dale (Charlie Day, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis, “Saturday Night Live”) and their unfortunate work situations, “Horrible Bosses” makes movie magic with a storyline that could have easily failed. Where the film succeeds is in the impeccable casting and the fresh lines — however annoying Day’s characteristically high-pitched voice is at times. What could have been a bland, predictable story actually turns out to be intriguing and unexpected.

When their superiors finally — and hilariously — cross the line for the last time, the three leading men decide that enough is enough. Seeking out the help of Dean “Motherfucker” Jones, a thug-wannabe played by Jamie Foxx, the men try to settle on a method to achieve their ultimate goal: quiet, permanent disposal of their horrible bosses. The ensuing action is refreshing and definitely not in the style of standard fart joke comedy.

With a multitude of original lines nearly rivaling those found in other funny-guy movies like “The Hangover,” the characters involved take this refreshing script and run with it. The script itself is certainly well thought-out — there are none of the standard plot holes or any of the usual unanswered questions along the lines of “wait, why didn’t they just … ” Coupled with strong leading male and female roles, the script and storyline are strong.

Jennifer Aniston (“Just Go With It”) plays a dentist with a hilarious sexual fixation on her assistant, Dale. Between her riotously inappropriate in-office remarks and her desire to take advantage of Dale before his impending marriage, Aniston occupies the skin of a character she has little experience with, but manages to rock.

Kevin Spacey (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”), on the other hand, plays a character who embodies pure evil in a suit. He is manipulative, greedy and horrible to his wife and employees. He is deliciously detestable, but viewers will certainly appreciate his believability compared to Colin Farrell’s (“Crazy Heart”) performance as Bobby Pellitt. Maddeningly ignorant, Farrell’s cokehead character is off-the-charts ridiculous, yet wildly entertaining.

“Horrible Bosses” is one of those perfect summer movie experiences. It’s refreshing, entertaining and smart. The actors are great, the plot is funny and the whole film is filled with hidden gems of quotable lines and amusing situations.

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