Contemporary Hollywood comedies are TV shows on a bigger screen: they share the same stultifying humor and complete lack of wit. Ten minutes of this movie are as toxic for your brain as a McDonald's Happy Meal. Interestingly, the same narrative artifice (white middle class types recruiting a black man to subvert the status quo) is applied, with equally abysmal results, in Tower Heist.
Not exactly laugh-a-minute, but Seth Gordon's dark comedy about three hard working employees who set out to kill their truly monstrous bosses works more often than not. The highlights are Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrel as the bosses, who sadly don't get enough screen time. They're clearly having the time of their lives.
Definitely has its funny moments. Seth Gordon is shaping up into a skilled director--he gets some memorable performances out of the cast, particularly Charlie Day. At times, though, the film is just too ridiculous for its own good, such as the scene in which the three leads try to hire a hitman. No normal functioning adult would be that stupid. Oh, well; at least it's never boring.
I laughed really hard at this. Stupid humors, yet unconsciously genius. Also a little bit dialogues about black stereotype - no funny, but it really brings out the reality of the whites' point of view.