- Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Julie Bowen, Donald Sutherland, Lindsay Sloane, Kevin Pennington, John Francis Daley, Isaiah Mustafa, Maulik Pancholy, Chad Coleman, Meghan Markle, P.J. Byrne, Jennifer Hasty, Dan Bakkedahl, Ryan Van de Kamp Buchanan, Michael Albala, Celia Finkelstein, Travis Seaborn, Dallas Ryan
- Director: Seth Gordon
- Writers: Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein, Michael Markowitz
- Producers: Brett Ratner, Jay Stern
- Co Producers: John Rickard, Mary Rohlich
- Executive Producers: John Cheng, Diana Pokorny
- Art Direction: Jay Pelissier
- Castings: Lisa Beach, Sarah Katzman
- Costume Design: Carol Ramsey
- D.O.P.: David Hennings
- Editor: Peter Teschner
- Makeup: Deborah La Mia Denaver
- Music: Christopher Lennertz
- Production Design: Shepherd Frankel
- Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust.
Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently.
There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
- MPAA Warning: Crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material
- Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Rat Entertainment
- Production Schedule: 6 July 2010 - October 2010
2011 Guide Analysis: "A star-studded dark comedy with the potential to be a breakout hit, production on this first began on this back in 2005 at New Line. Since then however its undergone some big changes and in the process became a film a lot of big name stars were linked to at one time or another including the likes of Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeff Bridges.
Ultimately the trio of terrible bosses to be exterminated include Jennifer Aniston as a sexually aggressive dentist, Colin Farrell (with a horrible comb over) as a weaselly scion, and Kevin Spacey as a master manipulator. It's an impressive list, made even more interesting by the inclusion of the likes of Jamie Foxx as the man with the assassination plan, and the likes of Jason Bateman, SNL's Jason Sudeikis and "Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actor Charlie Day as the three friends.
Director Seth Gordon beat out Frank Oz and David Dobkin who were previously in talks to helm the project. While "Four Christmases" may have stunk to high heaven, Gordon still has a lot of love for his debut feature "The King of Kong" and his great job helming key episodes of recent acclaimed comedies like "Community," "Modern Family" and "Parks and Recreation".
Given the right material he can deliver, the material in this case is a script originally from Michael Markowitz which has since been rewritten by rising duo Jonathan M. Goldstein and "Bones" actor John Francis Daley. Test screenings for the film have yielded very positive reaction, in fact Aniston's role is thought to be one that'll become talked about along the lines of Tom Cruise's "Tropic Thunder" role.
The hope is that this keeps the comedy very dark. The premise is a bit "Office Space" meets "Throw Momma from the Train", but it's also ripe for some really subversive and boundary pushing humor. An R-rating is a must, if this is PG-13 it's unlikely to be of much interest to anyone."