September 28, 2013 - 10:29 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Horrible Bosses 2, the sequel to the hit New Line comedy, has been slated for a release around Thanksgiving in 2014, The Hollywood Reporter said.
The movie, which will reunite Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as put-upon employees, will open Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.
That puts the movie, being directed by Sean Anders, right before the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 27.
The first Horrible Bosses opened in a totally different season: July 8, 2011. That movie grossed $117 million domestically and $209 million worldwide.
“Horrible Bosses” is also frequently very funny. One reason is that it does not bother to cut its coarseness with a hypocritical dose of sweetness or respectability. Nor, however, does it make a big show of being provocative, of pretending that its forays into offensiveness are acts of bravery. It takes the ordinary human traits of stupidity, selfishness, lust and greed (and also stupidity), embeds them in a human condition that is confusing, unfair and also stupid, and turns the whole sorry spectacle into a carnival. The laughter is mean but also oddly pure: it expels shame and leaves you feeling dizzy, a little embarrassed and also exhilarated,” a review published at The New York Times said.
“The timing of the cast — notably including Jamie Foxx — is impeccable. And Mr. Gordon and the writers, Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, allow the hilarity to build, escalate and swerve off course. You are in the hands of professionals, which means that, in the ways that count and even when it shouldn’t, “Horrible Bosses” works,” the review said.
The other movie opening Nov. 26 is Home, an animated feature from DreamWorks Animation.
One of the season’s heavyweights, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, opens less than a week before on Friday, Nov. 14.