History Film / HorribleBosses

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* AnythingThatMoves: Julia, Kurt and Harken's wife, Rhonda.

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* AnythingThatMoves: Julia, Kurt Kurt, and Harken's wife, Rhonda.



** Nick is the blue to Kurt's and Dale's red
** Kurt is the red to Nick's and Dale's blue

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** Nick is the blue to Kurt's and Dale's red
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** Kurt is the red to Nick's and Dale's blueblue.



* BenevolentBoss / CoolOldGuy: Bobby's father is this before he dies and his son [[TyrantTakesTheHelm takes the helm]].

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* BenevolentBoss / CoolOldGuy: BenevolentBoss[=/=]CoolOldGuy: Bobby's father is this before he dies and his son [[TyrantTakesTheHelm takes the helm]].



** [[Series/TheBobNewhartShow Bob]] [[Disney/TheRescuers Newhart]] as Nick's new boss, [[spoiler: [[HereWeGoAgain a "Twisted Old Fuck"]].]]

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** [[Series/TheBobNewhartShow Bob]] [[Disney/TheRescuers Newhart]] as Nick's new boss, [[spoiler: [[HereWeGoAgain [[spoiler:[[HereWeGoAgain a "Twisted Old Fuck"]].]]
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His friend Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) skipped out on the white-collar rat race. Now he's an assistant to [[DepravedDentist Dr. Julia Harris]] (Jennifer Aniston). She wants to have sex with him, and [[SexualExtortion doesn't care if he consents]] - or that he's engaged to be married.

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His friend Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) skipped out on the white-collar rat race. Now he's an assistant to [[DepravedDentist Dr. Julia Harris]] (Jennifer Aniston). She wants to have sex with him, and [[SexualExtortion doesn't care if he consents]] - -- or that he's engaged to be married.



** Though the first film is ultimately [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism surprisingly idealistic]]--[[spoiler:only one character is capable of murder and it's one of the titular bosses.]]
** This is kept consistent in the second film, where not only do the three protagonists [[spoiler: still not kill anyone, they also realize that they're not suited for kidnapping or for crime in general.]]

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** Though the first film is ultimately [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism surprisingly idealistic]]--[[spoiler:only idealistic]] -- [[spoiler:only one character is capable of murder and it's one of the titular bosses.]]
** This is kept consistent in the second film, where not only do the three protagonists [[spoiler: still [[spoiler:still not kill anyone, they also realize that they're not suited for kidnapping or for crime in general.]]general]].



* ComicTrio: Kurt, Nick and Dale, complete with frequently slapping each other.

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* ComicTrio: Kurt, Nick Nick, and Dale, complete with frequently slapping each other.



* FreudianTrio: Kurt is the Id, Dale is the Ego and Nick is the Superego.

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* FreudianTrio: Kurt is the Id, Dale is the Ego Ego, and Nick is the Superego.



** Dale got drunk at a bar that was next to a playground, and committed public urination. It was night, and there were no kids there, but he's still a registered sex offender, which is why he's stuck working for Julia. TruthInTelevision, as the legislation enhancing penalties for certain activities near playgrounds, schools and such is based on the location, rather than whether or not there are any children present.
** Motherfucker Jones spent 10 years in prison for [[spoiler: pirating ''Film/SnowFallingOnCedars'']].

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** Dale got drunk at a bar that was next to a playground, and committed public urination. It was night, and there were no kids there, but he's still a registered sex offender, which is why he's stuck working for Julia. TruthInTelevision, as the legislation enhancing penalties for certain activities near playgrounds, schools schools, and such is based on the location, rather than whether or not there are any children present.
** Motherfucker Jones spent 10 years in prison for [[spoiler: pirating [[spoiler:pirating ''Film/SnowFallingOnCedars'']].



* RedBaron: "Motherfucker" Jones. He got his name when his mother was passed out drunk and naked, and he took his hand and reached deep inside her pu[[spoiler:rse, stealing all her money. Yeah, he really fucked her over.]]

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* RedBaron: "Motherfucker" Jones. He got his name when his mother was passed out drunk and naked, and he took his hand and reached deep inside her pu[[spoiler:rse, stealing all her money. Yeah, he really fucked her over.]]over]].



* TheSociopath: Harken and both of the Hansons. Also, Bobby - how else do you describe a guy who couldn't even bother to attend his own father's funeral?

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* TheSociopath: Harken and both of the Hansons. Also, Bobby - -- how else do you describe a guy who couldn't even bother to attend his own father's funeral?



** Dale is TheHeart, and is TheSmartGuy in a GenreSavvy type of way (since he knows the police are likely to look for, and has the most knowledge of the criminal justice system due to watching ''Series/LawAndOrder'').

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** Dale is TheHeart, and is TheSmartGuy in a GenreSavvy type of way (since he what knows the police are likely to look for, and has the most knowledge of the criminal justice system due to watching ''Series/LawAndOrder'').



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: In each movie, the murderer [[spoiler:(Harken in the first, Rex in the second)]] kills his victim [[spoiler:(Bobby in the first, Burt in the second)]] with a single shot to the heart...but then proceeds to add a completely unnecessary second shot to the head while standing over the already-dead body, as a final "up yours" to his victim.

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: In each movie, the murderer [[spoiler:(Harken in the first, Rex in the second)]] kills his victim [[spoiler:(Bobby in the first, Burt in the second)]] with a single shot to the heart... but then proceeds to add a completely unnecessary second shot to the head while standing over the already-dead body, as a final "up yours" to his victim.



** In ''both'' films, the murderer tosses his gun to Dale...who ''catches it'', leaving his fingerprints on it.

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** In ''both'' films, the murderer tosses his gun to Dale... who ''catches it'', leaving his fingerprints on it.



* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: The only murder in the movie is when [[spoiler:Harken kills Pellitt.]]

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* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: The only murder in the movie is when [[spoiler:Harken kills Pellitt.]]Pellitt]].



* BigBadEnsemble: The three horrible bosses. By the final act of the movie, however, [[spoiler: Harken]] emerges as the true BigBad.

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* BigBadEnsemble: The three horrible bosses. By the final act of the movie, however, [[spoiler: Harken]] [[spoiler:Harken]] emerges as the true BigBad.



* {{Bowdlerise}}: At least some versions of the poster featuring the [[FloatingHeadSyndrome faces of the three bosses]], Julia is described as a "Nympho" rather than the somewhat softer "Maneater" that can be seen at the top of the page.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: At least on some versions of the poster featuring the [[FloatingHeadSyndrome faces of the three bosses]], Julia is described as a "Nympho" rather than the somewhat softer "Maneater" that can be seen at the top of the page.



* ChekhovsGunman: One example is [[spoiler:played extra straight: Harken's paranoia about his wife's fidelity and implied threat to get his gun leads to his murder of Bobby]] in the middle of the movie. Three more near the end when "Motherfucker" Jones and Kenny both end up [[spoiler: helping Dale blackmail Julia]], while Kurt's onboard navigator Gregory helps [[spoiler: prove that Harken was the one who killed Bobby]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: One example is [[spoiler:played extra straight: Harken's paranoia about his wife's fidelity and implied threat to get his gun leads to his murder of Bobby]] in the middle of the movie. Three more near the end when "Motherfucker" Jones and Kenny both end up [[spoiler: helping [[spoiler:helping Dale blackmail Julia]], while Kurt's onboard navigator Gregory helps [[spoiler: prove [[spoiler:prove that Harken was the one who killed Bobby]].



'''Kurt:''' That coked up prick is gonna ruin Pellit Chemicals. He's just gonna fire everybody!\\

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'''Kurt:''' That coked up coked-up prick is gonna ruin Pellit Chemicals. He's just gonna fire everybody!\\



* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Germany the film is called "Kill the boss". In Brazil, it's called "I want to kill my boss".

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Germany Germany, the film is called "Kill the boss". In Brazil, it's called "I want to kill my boss".



* CrazyJealousGuy: [[spoiler: Harken.]]

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* CrazyJealousGuy: [[spoiler: Harken.[[spoiler:Harken.]]



* DeadStarWalking: [[spoiler: Donald Sutherland as Jack Pellitt.]] Quite obvious given the film's basic premise.

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* DeadStarWalking: [[spoiler: Donald [[spoiler:Donald Sutherland as Jack Pellitt.]] Quite obvious given the film's basic premise.



* DistractedByTheSexy: Kurt gets this. Badly. Twice. Once with his [[spoiler: intended murder victim]] and later during an [[spoiler:EngineeredPublicConfession]].

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Kurt gets this. Badly. Twice. Once with his [[spoiler: intended [[spoiler:intended murder victim]] and later during an [[spoiler:EngineeredPublicConfession]].



* EarnYourHappyEnding: For the three main characters. [[spoiler:Kurt has Bobby murdered in his house and his company returns to its former glory, Nick has Harken taken to prison for killing Bobby and takes over Harken's job as company president, and Dale humiliates and blackmails Julia into paying for his honeymoon and stopping her sexual harassment of him]]. Of course, this is all reversed in the second movie.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: For the three main characters. [[spoiler:Kurt has Bobby murdered in his house and his company returns to its former glory, Nick has Harken taken to prison for killing Bobby and takes over Harken's job as company president, and Dale humiliates and blackmails Julia into paying for his honeymoon and stopping her sexual harassment of him]]. him.]] Of course, this is all reversed in the second movie.



* EvenEvilHasStandards / FamilyValuesVillain: Apparently, Julia does respect the sanctity of marriage. Although, this only means Dale has until the wedding to have sex with her, willfully or not. This also gets subverted by the second film, as [[spoiler:she again demands that Dale "plow" her, despite the fact that he is now already married.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards / FamilyValuesVillain: EvenEvilHasStandards[=/=]FamilyValuesVillain: Apparently, Julia does respect the sanctity of marriage. Although, this only means Dale has until the wedding to have sex with her, willfully or not. This also gets subverted by the second film, as [[spoiler:she again demands that Dale "plow" her, despite the fact that he is now already married.]]married]].



* ExtremeDoormat: Nick. Dale and Kurt stand up to their respective bosses from the get-go--albeit to no avail--but Nick doesn't assert himself with Harken until after Harken reveals that he's not going to promote him; Nick even says in voiceover at the beginning of the film "that the key to success, and no one will teach you this in business school, is taking shit."

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* ExtremeDoormat: Nick. Dale and Kurt stand up to their respective bosses from the get-go--albeit get-go -- albeit to no avail--but avail -- but Nick doesn't assert himself with Harken until after Harken reveals that he's not going to promote him; Nick even says in voiceover at the beginning of the film "that the key to success, and no one will teach you this in business school, is taking shit."



* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:Nick's new boss]].

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* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:Nick's new boss]].boss.]]



* HypocriticalHumor: Kurt yells at Dale for punching him while driving the car...after turning around in his seat to smack Dale repeatedly, as Nick holds the wheel.

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* HypocriticalHumor: Kurt yells at Dale for punching him while driving the car... after turning around in his seat to smack Dale repeatedly, as Nick holds the wheel.



* KarmaHoudini: Only [[spoiler: Julia]] ends the movie with job [[spoiler: and life]] intact. [[spoiler: And still with a cost, as she did get blackmailed in a shining moment for Dale, and due to his false sex offender registration, who else would hire him besides her?]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Only [[spoiler: Julia]] [[spoiler:Julia]] ends the movie with job [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and life]] intact. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And still with a cost, as she did get blackmailed in a shining moment for Dale, and due to his false sex offender registration, who else would hire him besides her?]]



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: The trio plan to take advantage of the fact that Pellitt is a cocaine addict and that Harken is allergic to peanuts to poison them. [[spoiler:They don't actually do either of these things, as Harken kills Pellitt and goes to jail for it]].

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: The trio plan to take advantage of the fact that Pellitt is a cocaine addict and that Harken is allergic to peanuts to poison them. [[spoiler:They don't actually do either of these things, as Harken kills Pellitt and goes to jail for it]].it.]]



* NiceToTheWaiter: If only the bosses had treated their employees with something resembling decency, they wouldn't have ended up dead ([[spoiler:Bobby Pellitt]]), blackmailed ([[spoiler:Julia]]) and most likely being gang raped in prison ([[spoiler:Harken]]). Jack, Kurt's original boss, by contrast, is shown as being extremely good to employees and a very honest businessman.
* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler: Subverted with "Motherfucker" Jones. When he's explaining how he got his nickname by sneaking into his mom's bedroom one night. As it turns out, he simply stole her money, fucking her OVER.]]

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* NiceToTheWaiter: If only the bosses had treated their employees with something resembling decency, they wouldn't have ended up dead ([[spoiler:Bobby Pellitt]]), blackmailed ([[spoiler:Julia]]) ([[spoiler:Julia]]), and most likely being gang raped in prison ([[spoiler:Harken]]). Jack, Kurt's original boss, by contrast, is shown as being extremely good to employees and a very honest businessman.
* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted with "Motherfucker" Jones. When he's explaining how he got his nickname by sneaking into his mom's bedroom one night. As it turns out, he simply stole her money, fucking her OVER.]]



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Bobby's dad is the ONLY one in the entire movie.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Bobby's dad is the ONLY ''only'' one in the entire movie.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/OfficeSpace''. Both movies feature three men getting revenge on their bosses (embezzlement in ''Office Space'', murder in this) and had Creator/JenniferAniston in the cast. Also half is kind of a spiritual sequel to the other Kevin Spacey evil boss movie ''Film/SwimmingWithSharks'', though its not as dark and mean as Sharks it does also feature an employee wanting to get revenge on their boss though Guy actually almost goes through with killing his boss.
* SpoiledBrat: Bobby Pellitt - it's obvious for example that the only reason he has a job in the first place is because his dad was the manager.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/OfficeSpace''. Both movies feature three men getting revenge on their bosses (embezzlement in ''Office Space'', murder in this) and had Creator/JenniferAniston in the cast. Also half is kind of a spiritual sequel to the other Kevin Spacey evil boss movie ''Film/SwimmingWithSharks'', ''Film/SwimmingWithSharks''; though its it's not as dark and mean as Sharks Sharks, it does also feature an employee wanting to get revenge on their boss boss, though Guy actually almost goes through with killing his boss.
* SpoiledBrat: Bobby Pellitt - -- it's obvious for example that the only reason he has a job in the first place is because his dad was the manager.



** [[spoiler: Nick and Dale confronting Harken, who they know to be a sociopathic murderer, completely unarmed.]] Nick is usually the OnlySaneMan of the trio, but this was a massive (and near-fatal) oversight on his part.

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** [[spoiler: Nick [[spoiler:Nick and Dale confronting Harken, who they know to be a sociopathic murderer, completely unarmed.]] Nick is usually the OnlySaneMan of the trio, but this was a massive (and near-fatal) oversight on his part.



* BenevolentBoss: During their brief tenure as business owners, the three protagonists appear to be this.
* BigBadDuumvirate / BigBadEnsemble: The father-and-son team of Burt and Rex Hanson, with Julia returning as a secondary antagonist. In the climax, though, [[spoiler:Rex]] reveals himself as the true BigBad and pulls an EvilerThanThou by [[spoiler:killing Burt.]]

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* BenevolentBoss: During their brief tenure as business owners, the three protagonists appear to be this.
this. (Maybe a bit ''too'' benevolent.)
* BigBadDuumvirate / BigBadEnsemble: BigBadDuumvirate[=/=]BigBadEnsemble: The father-and-son team of Burt and Rex Hanson, with Julia returning as a secondary antagonist. In the climax, though, [[spoiler:Rex]] reveals himself as the true BigBad and pulls an EvilerThanThou by [[spoiler:killing Burt.]]Burt]].



* BlackComedyRape: [[spoiler:During the film's final scene, Julia claims to have satisfied herself regarding Dale (who has just awoken from a coma). When Dale asks her to elaborate, she responds that men can still have erections, even in a coma]].

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* BlackComedyRape: [[spoiler:During the film's final scene, Julia claims to have satisfied herself regarding Dale (who has just awoken from a coma). When Dale asks her to elaborate, she responds that men can still have erections, even in a coma]].coma.]]



** Near the beginning, Rex tells the guys, "Mr. Hanson is my dad. Call me Rex." At the very end, Motherfucker Jones tells [[spoiler:the Pinkberry rep]]: "Mr Jones is my daddy. Call me ''Mothahfuckah''!"

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** Near the beginning, Rex tells the guys, "Mr. Hanson is my dad. Call me Rex." At the very end, Motherfucker Jones tells [[spoiler:the Pinkberry rep]]: "Mr "Mr. Jones is my daddy. Call me ''Mothahfuckah''!"



--->'''Kurt''' : ''(to Nick)'' See, I told you that was a real thing.\\

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--->'''Kurt''' : --->'''Kurt''': ''(to Nick)'' See, I told you that was a real thing.\\



* ChekhovsGunman: Jones is this near the climax when he [[spoiler:shows up in the parking garage and helps the three leads escape from the cops]]. [[spoiler:Rex]] is another literal example when he shows up near the film's climax and [[spoiler:shoots Burt.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: Jones is this near the climax when he [[spoiler:shows up in the parking garage and helps the three leads escape from the cops]]. [[spoiler:Rex]] is another literal example when he shows up near the film's climax and [[spoiler:shoots Burt.]]Burt]].



* CureYourGays / IntimatePsychotherapy: Julia apparently tries to do this on any gay guys who show up to her sex addiction group meetings. Her latest target is [[MistakenForGay "Glanston" (Nick)]], who is happy to play along if it means getting laid.

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* CureYourGays / IntimatePsychotherapy: CureYourGays[=/=]IntimatePsychotherapy: Julia apparently tries to do this on any gay guys who show up to her sex addiction group meetings. Her latest target is [[MistakenForGay "Glanston" (Nick)]], who is happy to play along if it means getting laid.



* DownerEnding: Though being played for comedy softens it a little, by the end [[spoiler: the heroes dodge jail and don't get killed but otherwise are all in a worse place than at the beginning of the film, having lost their product and most of their money and having to work for Harken. Both Harken himself and Julia, the other surviving antagonist from the first film are indisputably better off despite not becoming remotely better people (Julia might actually be worse.) Motherfucker Jones is the only 'sympathetic' character who ends up with what he wants - and even he does so by stealing from Dale, Kurt and Nick.]]

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* DownerEnding: Though being played for comedy softens it a little, by the end [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the heroes dodge jail and don't get killed killed, but otherwise are all in a worse place than at the beginning of the film, having lost their product and most of their money and having to work for Harken. Both Harken himself and Julia, the other surviving antagonist from the first film are indisputably better off despite not becoming remotely better people (Julia might actually be worse.) worse). Motherfucker Jones is the only 'sympathetic' character who ends up with what he wants - -- and even he does so by stealing from Dale, Kurt and Nick.]]



** After the MistakenForCheating scene, Julia is genuinely apologetic for [[spoiler:ruining Dale's marriage, and later explains to Stacy what happened while Dale is in a coma.]]

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** After the MistakenForCheating scene, Julia is genuinely apologetic for [[spoiler:ruining Dale's marriage, and later explains to Stacy what happened while Dale is in a coma.]]coma]].



* {{Flanderization}}: While especially Kurt and Dale were already not very smart in the first film, their stupidity is [[UpToEleven taken up to eleven]] in this film. Check the TooDumbToLive section for this movie. On the other hand, Nick was the smartest one in the first part although he made some stupid mistakes. In the second part he's probably the OnlySaneMan from the trio.

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* {{Flanderization}}: While Dale and especially Kurt and Dale were already not very smart in the first film, their stupidity is [[UpToEleven taken up to eleven]] in this film. Check the TooDumbToLive section for this movie. On the other hand, Nick was the smartest one in the first part although he made some stupid mistakes. In the second part part, he's probably the OnlySaneMan from the trio.



* {{Funny Foreigner}}: For some reason, the fact that their sole Spanish-speaking worker...speaks Spanish is {{Played For Laughs}}

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* {{Funny Foreigner}}: FunnyForeigner: For some reason, the fact that their sole Spanish-speaking worker...speaks Spanish is {{Played For Laughs}}PlayedForLaughs.



* HypocriticalHumor: After Burt cons Nick, Kurt, and Dale out of their business and they go to Harken for advice, he admonishes them for "ruining the livelihoods of their employees". Coming from a guy who ''murdered'' someone and tried to kill/frame the trio for it, this is just priceless.

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* HypocriticalHumor: After Burt cons Nick, Kurt, and Dale out of their business and they go to Harken for advice, he admonishes them for "ruining the livelihoods of their employees". Coming from a guy who ''murdered'' someone and tried to kill/frame kill[=/=]frame the trio for it, this is just priceless.



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Rex Hanson first comes across as an asshole, but later in the film appears to have changed his mind about the protagonists and genuinely befriended them. He was also sincerely upset when Burt called the police anyway after the "kidnappers" told him not to, as this caused him to realize that Burt doesn't actually care about him, and it also caused the trio to be more sympathetic to him. However, [[spoiler:he later betrays the protagonists and reveals that he planned to do so from the beginning of their partnership, and kills his father with absolutely no remorse.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Motherfucker Jones]] gets away with [[spoiler:stealing the ransom money from the heroes]], and is shown [[spoiler:investing it in Pinkberry at the end of the film]]. To a much darker degree [[spoiler: Julia]] who [[spoiler: rapes Dale when he is in a coma and is either going to seduce Stacy or has already done so.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Rex Hanson first comes across as an asshole, but later in the film appears to have changed his mind about the protagonists and genuinely befriended them. He was also sincerely upset when Burt called the police anyway after the "kidnappers" told him not to, as this caused him to realize that Burt doesn't actually care about him, and it also caused the trio to be more sympathetic to him. However, [[spoiler:he later betrays the protagonists and reveals that he planned to do so from the beginning of their partnership, and kills his father with absolutely no remorse.]]
remorse]].
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Motherfucker Jones]] gets away with [[spoiler:stealing the ransom money from the heroes]], and is shown [[spoiler:investing it in Pinkberry at the end of the film]]. To a much darker degree [[spoiler: Julia]] degree, [[spoiler:Julia]], who [[spoiler: rapes [[spoiler:rapes Dale when he is in a coma and is either going to seduce Stacy or has already done so.]]so]].



* [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Lady, He's, Like, In a Coma]]: Julia implies that she did this to [[spoiler:Dale when he was in a coma for a few days after being shot.]]

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* [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Lady, He's, Like, In a Coma]]: Julia implies that she did this to [[spoiler:Dale when he was in a coma for a few days after being shot.]] shot]].



* OffTheTable: When Rex makes an offer to buy the protagonists' invention and have it manufactured in China, they refuse because they want their product to be made in America and still be in charge. They change their minds when Rex says he intended to pay three million dollars but Rex says it's too late.
* OhCrap: The guys get a massive one as [[spoiler:Stacy shows up right when Dale is about to be forced into sex with Julia, leading to a MistakenForCheating moment and culminating in Stacy angrily storming off]]. This enrages Dale, who then [[spoiler:pretends to agree to have sex with Julia, only to then [[CrowningMomentofAwesome lock her in the bathroom so he, Nick, and Kurt can leave]]]].

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* OffTheTable: When Rex makes an offer to buy the protagonists' invention and have it manufactured in China, they refuse because they want their product to be made in America and still be in charge. They change their minds when Rex says he intended to pay three million dollars dollars, but Rex says it's too late.
* OhCrap: The guys get a massive one as [[spoiler:Stacy shows up right when Dale is about to be forced into sex with Julia, leading to a MistakenForCheating moment and culminating in Stacy angrily storming off]]. This enrages Dale, who then [[spoiler:pretends to agree to have sex with Julia, only to then [[CrowningMomentofAwesome [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome lock her in the bathroom so he, Nick, and Kurt can leave]]]].



* OpportunisticBastard: Double subverted by [[spoiler:Motherfucker Jones]]. He anticipates that the bad guy will betray and kill the three protagonists [[spoiler:(only the former of which does actually happen)]], so he plans to steal the ransom money from the criminal for himself once the criminal has murdered them, stating that he figures that the guys would rather he get the money than the bad guy. (For their part, Dale, Kurt, and Nick are all furious about this, but don't have time to dwell on it for too long). This becomes subverted when, after the bad guy leaves and the heroes are about to be cornered by the police, [[spoiler:Jones helps them escape]] and tries to get them back to the warehouse in time to prove their innocence. Becomes double subverted, however, when, [[spoiler:after he succeeds in doing this, he ''does'' still steal the ransom money and successfully flee the scene]].
* ParentalNeglect: It is heavily implied, and later basically confirmed, that Burt values his money over his son's life. This is what ultimately leads Rex to [[spoiler:diverge from his original secret agenda from simply stealing from his father and leaving the three protagonists to take the fall, instead deciding to kill Burt in revenge to take over his company and frame the trio for that instead]].

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* OpportunisticBastard: Double subverted by [[spoiler:Motherfucker Jones]]. He anticipates that the bad guy will betray and kill the three protagonists [[spoiler:(only the former of which does actually happen)]], so he plans to steal the ransom money from the criminal for himself once the criminal has murdered them, stating that he figures that the guys would rather he get the money than the bad guy. (For their part, Dale, Kurt, and Nick are all furious about this, but don't have time to dwell on it for too long). long.) This becomes subverted when, after the bad guy leaves and the heroes are about to be cornered by the police, [[spoiler:Jones helps them escape]] and tries to get them back to the warehouse in time to prove their innocence. Becomes double subverted, however, when, [[spoiler:after he succeeds in doing this, he ''does'' still steal the ransom money and successfully flee the scene]].
* ParentalNeglect: It is heavily implied, and later basically confirmed, that Burt values his money over his son's life. This is what ultimately leads Rex to [[spoiler:diverge from his original secret agenda from of simply stealing from his father and leaving the three protagonists to take the fall, instead deciding to kill Burt in revenge to take over his company and frame the trio for that instead]].



* SpoiledBrat: Rex Hanson - he mentions that he and his dad haven't been getting along lately because Burt's been "refusing to cover some of [his] expenses, yada yada yada". [[spoiler:He later kills his dad near the climax of the film so he can inherit the company.]]
* StockholmSyndrome / LimaSyndrome: Discussed and lampshaded. Depending on your perspective, as Rex, in a way, metaphorically kidnapped the three protagonists via blackmail/extortion when he forced them to "kidnap" him. Either way, the guys do start to sympathize with Rex and take a liking to him. [[spoiler:It doesn't work out well for them]].

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* SpoiledBrat: Rex Hanson - -- he mentions that he and his dad haven't been getting along lately because Burt's been "refusing to cover some of [his] expenses, yada yada yada". [[spoiler:He later kills his dad near the climax of the film so he can inherit the company.]]
* StockholmSyndrome / LimaSyndrome: StockholmSyndrome[=/=]LimaSyndrome: Discussed and lampshaded. Depending on your perspective, as Rex, in a way, metaphorically kidnapped the three protagonists via blackmail/extortion when he forced them to "kidnap" him. Either way, the guys do start to sympathize with Rex and take a liking to him. [[spoiler:It doesn't work out well for them]].them.]]



* {{The Reason You Suck Speech}}: Motherfucker Jones brilliantly delivers one to the guys who come to his help for more criminal advice after trying to make themselves look like victims. He flat out tells them that they are not regular guys who fell on hard times, they are actual criminals who landed their boss in jail and are now trying to kidnap their last boss's son and extort money from him! Also doubles as {{Truth in Television}} as most white criminals are usually always given the benefit of the doubt and are viewed as flawed people even when they commit heinous crimes.

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* {{The Reason You Suck Speech}}: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Motherfucker Jones brilliantly delivers one to the guys who when they come to his help for more criminal advice after trying to make themselves look like victims. He flat out flat-out tells them that they are not regular guys who fell on hard times, they are actual criminals who landed their boss in jail and are now trying to kidnap their last boss's son and extort money from him! Also doubles as {{Truth in Television}} Television}}, as most white criminals are usually always given the benefit of the doubt and are viewed as flawed people even when they commit heinous crimes.



** Kurt and Dale planning to get into Rex's house by ''hoping the door was unlocked''...with ''no backup plan''. (See InsaneTrollLogic above)
** Basically everything that the three do while at Rex's house (Kurt ''outright ringing the doorbell'', them getting the credit card stuck on the other side of the door, them releasing the happy gas they're supposed to use on Rex on ''[[EpicFail themselves]]'' instead while hiding in the closet, Dale openly shouting "HEY REX!!!" when they wake up the next morning)

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** Kurt and Dale planning to get into Rex's house by ''hoping the door was unlocked''... with ''no backup plan''. (See InsaneTrollLogic above)
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** Basically everything that the three do while at Rex's house (Kurt ''outright ringing the doorbell'', them getting the credit card stuck on the other side of the door, them releasing the happy gas they're supposed to use on Rex on ''[[EpicFail themselves]]'' instead while hiding in the closet, Dale openly shouting "HEY REX!!!" when they wake up the next morning)morning).



* TookALevelInBadass: After spending most of the ''series'' as TheMillstone of of the trio, Dale does this, as the bad guy is about to get away while Kurt, Nick, and ''[[spoiler:the entire large group of cops]]'' are just helplessly watching, by [[spoiler:attempting to straight-up ''attack'' Rex, even though Rex has a gun]]. Granted, he does [[spoiler:still get shot for doing so]], but that still took some major balls, and it's what ultimately allowed [[spoiler:Hatcher to save the day--and saved the three friends from jail time]].

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* TookALevelInBadass: After spending most of the ''series'' as TheMillstone of of the trio, Dale does this, as the bad guy is about to get away while Kurt, Nick, and ''[[spoiler:the entire large group of cops]]'' are just helplessly watching, by [[spoiler:attempting to straight-up ''attack'' Rex, even though Rex has a gun]]. Granted, he does [[spoiler:still get shot for doing so]], but that still took some major balls, and it's what ultimately allowed [[spoiler:Hatcher to save the day--and day -- and saved the three friends from jail time]].



* WellDoneSonGuy: There are subtle hints that this is how Rex feels about Burt...which makes it all the more sad when Burt shows that he cares more about his money than his son, as he calls the cops even after he was told not to. See ParentalNeglect above.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: There are subtle hints that this is how Rex feels about Burt... which makes it all the more sad when Burt shows that he cares more about his money than his son, as he calls the cops even after he was told not to. See ParentalNeglect above.
20th Apr '17 6:13:24 AM CosmicFerret
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** Dale is TheHeart, and is TheSmartGuy in a GenreSavvy type of way (since he knows the police are likely to look for, and has the most knowledge of the criminal justice system due to watching ''LawAndOrder'').

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** Dale is TheHeart, and is TheSmartGuy in a GenreSavvy type of way (since he knows the police are likely to look for, and has the most knowledge of the criminal justice system due to watching ''LawAndOrder'').''Series/LawAndOrder'').
30th Mar '17 3:52:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMillstone: Dale is more or less to these films what Alan is to ''TheHangover''. Kurt's out-of-control libido and fondness for vulgar jokes doesn't help, either.

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* TheMillstone: Dale is more or less to these films what Alan is to ''TheHangover''.''Film/TheHangover''. Kurt's out-of-control libido and fondness for vulgar jokes doesn't help, either.
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* TheSociopath: Harken and both of the Hansons.

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* TheSociopath: Harken and both of the Hansons. Also, Bobby - how else do you describe a guy who couldn't even bother to attend his own father's funeral?
11th Jan '17 5:43:21 PM rt2012
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: For the three main characters. One has his boss [[spoiler:murdered in his house]], another has his boss [[spoiler:taken to prison for killing the first boss]] and the third one has his boss [[spoiler:humiliated and blackmailed in retribution to all the sexual harassment said boss had made in the past]].

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: For the three main characters. One [[spoiler:Kurt has his boss [[spoiler:murdered Bobby murdered in his house]], another house and his company returns to its former glory, Nick has his boss [[spoiler:taken Harken taken to prison for killing the first boss]] Bobby and the third one has takes over Harken's job as company president, and Dale humiliates and blackmails Julia into paying for his boss [[spoiler:humiliated honeymoon and blackmailed in retribution to all the stopping her sexual harassment said boss had made of him]]. Of course, this is all reversed in the past]].second movie.
31st Oct '16 3:13:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: "Motherfucker" Jones, [[spoiler: subverted. He just appears and sounds {{Badass}}. He never committed a murder, simply giving advice to the main characters off his own speculation. In reality, the only reason he went to jail was for video piracy. He's not even that great a negotiator.]] He does get better in the second film, though his negotiation skills still suck. He [[spoiler:shows up to rescue the three protagonists from being caught by the police]], drives in front of a train, and ends up successfully [[spoiler:stealing and escaping with the ransom money.]]
31st Oct '16 3:10:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: "Motherfucker" Jones. He got his name when his mother was passed out drunk and naked, and he took his hand and reached deep inside her pu[[spoiler:rse, stealing all her money. Yeah, he really fucked her over.]]


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* RedBaron: "Motherfucker" Jones. He got his name when his mother was passed out drunk and naked, and he took his hand and reached deep inside her pu[[spoiler:rse, stealing all her money. Yeah, he really fucked her over.]]
20th Oct '16 2:19:31 PM pepsimax
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'''''Horrible Bosses''''' is a 2011 DarkComedy film directed by Seth Gordon. It stars Creator/JasonBateman, Creator/CharlieDay, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell, Creator/JenniferAniston, Creator/KevinSpacey and Creator/JamieFoxx.

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'''''Horrible Bosses''''' ''Horrible Bosses'' is a 2011 DarkComedy film directed by Seth Gordon. It stars Creator/JasonBateman, Creator/CharlieDay, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell, Creator/JasonSudeikis, Creator/ColinFarrell, Creator/JenniferAniston, Creator/KevinSpacey and Creator/JamieFoxx.



'''''Horrible Bosses 2''''' was released in 2014, and stars Bateman, Day, Sudeikis, Aniston, Foxx, Creator/ChrisPine, and Christoph Waltz. In this film, Nick, Dale, and Kurt, tired of working under crappy bosses and never wanting to have to work for anyone else ever again, decide to start their own business. However, a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive father-son pair of con artists]] pull the rug out from under them, leaving them broke. In order to take their business back, the trio decides to kidnap the investor's son and ransom him back for the money needed to pay off their debts. HilarityEnsues.

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'''''Horrible ''Horrible Bosses 2''''' 2'' was released in 2014, and stars Bateman, Day, Sudeikis, Aniston, Foxx, Creator/ChrisPine, and Christoph Waltz. In this film, Nick, Dale, and Kurt, tired of working under crappy bosses and never wanting to have to work for anyone else ever again, decide to start their own business. However, a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive father-son pair of con artists]] pull the rug out from under them, leaving them broke. In order to take their business back, the trio decides to kidnap the investor's son and ransom him back for the money needed to pay off their debts. HilarityEnsues.
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