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Kill the Boss 2

Kill the Boss 2

USA 2014 - with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Chris Pine, Jennifer Aniston, Christoph Waltz ...

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Movie info

Original title:Horrible Bosses 2
Genre:Comedy
Direction:Sean Anders
Cinema release:27.11.2014
Production country:USA 2014
Running time:Approx. 108 min.
Rated:From 12 years
Web page:www.KillTheBoss2.de

After Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) finally manage to free themselves from their horrible bosses without ending up in jail themselves, the three friends are clear that from now on they only want to be their own bosses. The invention of a very special shower device should bring the desired success. With the rich Bert Hanson (Christoph Waltz) they have also quickly found an investor who allows them the necessary credit for the company foundation. With Hanson's big order in their pocket, nothing stands in the way of a rosy future. It's just too bad that the ice-cold Hanson has mercilessly ripped off the three somewhat naive buddies, and now they could lose everything they've painstakingly built up. But Nick, Dale and Kurt aren't going to admit defeat that easily. They plan to kidnap Rex (Chris Pine), Hanson's slick son, and extort the money from their new adversary to save their company. But unfortunately, the three have learned nothing from the mistakes of their last adventure, and soon enormous chaos surrounds them once again. Their days as their own bosses seem numbered - but then the story takes an unexpected turn.

Kill the Boss 2 hits exactly the same note as its predecessor. The humor is crude and at times very over-the-top. But even if here zoten are shot off every second and the level of gags rarely exceeds the belt, the film, like its predecessor, benefits enormously from the palpable joy of the actors. Especially Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Christoph Waltz are a lot of fun as the devious father-son team. The small guest appearance of Kevin Spacey is again great cinema and also Jennifer Aniston provides again as a sex-starved dentist with a very special passion for collecting for some very amusing moments. When renowned actors like Waltz or Spacey play such morally depraved characters in such a gleeful way, it's just great fun even if you as an audience member are constantly swinging back and forth between hearty laughter and crude foreign embarrassment.

The comedy also benefits from the fact that the chemistry between the three leads is very good. Although their characters are very different in themselves - or rather are jerks in very different ways - they play the comedic balls to each other perfectly, making for some really good gags. Some of this is lost in the German dub, though, as the script relies not only on slapstick but also on a lot of wordplay. But even in the slightly weaker dubbed version, the interplay between Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day works really well.

What also stands out quite positively is that this sequel is not a pure knock-off of the first part. Sure, basically the concept is only slightly varied. But there's enough innovation and a nice twist towards the end to make Kill the Boss 2 feel pleasingly fresh and even a wee bit surprising, despite a certain amount of recognition. Sure, the film won't win an award for originality and ambition. For that, many of the gags are just too infantile and the staging on every level is not subtle enough. But if you already liked the first part or if you generally like US comedies of the coarser kind, you will have a lot of fun here. And that's why there's a clear: Worth seeing!

An article by Frankfurt-Tipp

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