Horrible Bosses 2  is the comedy film (directed by Sean Anders) which reintroduces Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) from the first installment. Sick of working for someone else, they create their own company and invent ‘The Shower Buddy’ (a new product that cuts shower time in half). When their only investor cancels their order, the comically inept trio secure a large debt and 100,000 units of their own product. To recoup their financial losses, they decide to kidnap the rich investor’s son (Chris Pine) and hold him for ransom.
Better than the original. A comedy sequel that’s funnier than the former film is a rare thing. HB2 features the first HB characters: Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx in standout expletive-laden scenes that will be quotable for quite some time. I had no idea that Chris Pine could be funny.
Right chemistry and timing. At every turn, the trio makes such stupid decisions, that one would start to resent these characters that take us along on a cringe-inducing trip. But, the dynamic between the main characters with their incessant yammering and likable demeanors makes the trip worth it. HB2 has a script that’s both fresh and hilariously obscene and is delivered by consummate professionals that have chops to deliver the lines.