History YMMV / HorribleBosses

21st May '17 4:06:38 AM HighfalutinQuelea
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** Is Donald Sutherland really a CoolOldGuy, or a neglectful father who spent all his time building his company to the detriment of his son, who seems like a {{Jerkass}} but has actually just turned to HookersAndBlow to fill the void left by his parenting?

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** Is Donald Sutherland Jack Pellitt really a CoolOldGuy, or a neglectful father who spent all his time building his company to the detriment of his son, who seems like a {{Jerkass}} but has actually just turned to HookersAndBlow to fill the void left by his parenting?
5th May '17 7:05:42 PM Luigifan
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* IdiotPlot: Recording their conversations with their bosses right from the start would have solved a lot of the main characters' problems to varying degrees, but it takes them the entirety of the movie and a tip from a petty gangster wanna-be to figure that out. When they try it the normal way they're thwarted by their own constantly increasing stupidity.
** The ironic thing is the recording actually ''would'' have worked, [[spoiler: but Kurt choose to bail on the job to have sex with Harken's wife.]]

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* IdiotPlot: Recording their conversations with their bosses right from the start would have solved a lot of the main characters' problems to varying degrees, but it takes them the entirety of the movie and a tip from a petty gangster wanna-be to figure that out. When they try it the normal way way, they're thwarted by their own constantly increasing stupidity.
** The ironic thing is the recording actually ''would'' have worked, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but Kurt choose to bail on the job to have sex with Harken's wife.]] wife]].



* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:Rex Hanson]].

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* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:Rex Hanson]].Hanson.]]



** [[spoiler:Harken killing Bobby because he thought he was sleeping with his wife. Its quite an accomplishment that he crosses it while also invoking the KickTheSonOfABitch trope.]]
** Bobby crosses it so many times in his first scene as Kurt's boss. The big one however is being willing to kill thousands of people in Bolivia out of greed, by not paying extra to properly dispose of the chemicals.

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** [[spoiler:Harken killing Bobby because he thought he was sleeping with his wife. Its It's quite an accomplishment that he crosses it while also invoking the KickTheSonOfABitch trope.]]
** Bobby crosses it so many times in his first scene as Kurt's boss. The big one however one, however, is being willing to kill thousands of people in Bolivia out of greed, by not paying extra to properly dispose of the chemicals.



* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler: Harken's murder of Bobby.]] It's the only scene in the movie that's not PlayedForLaughs, and it's surprisingly realistic. Not unexpected if you've been paying attention in the coming seconds, but still a bit of a shock when it comes.

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* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler: Harken's [[spoiler:Harken's murder of Bobby.]] It's the only scene in the movie that's not PlayedForLaughs, and it's surprisingly realistic. Not unexpected if you've been paying attention in the coming seconds, but still a bit of a shock when it comes.



** Creator/IoanGruffudd as a [[spoiler: male prostitute Dale mistakes for a hitman]].

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** Creator/IoanGruffudd as a [[spoiler: male [[spoiler:male prostitute Dale mistakes for a hitman]].



* RewatchBonus: If you missed it the first time, it's blatantly obvious the second time that [[spoiler: Motherfucker Jones is up and phoning it in through the entire movie.]]

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* RewatchBonus: If you missed it the first time, it's blatantly obvious the second time that [[spoiler: Motherfucker [[spoiler:Motherfucker Jones is up and phoning it in through the entire movie.]] movie]].



* TheWoobie: All three characters to an extent though Dale qualifies most.

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* TheWoobie: All three characters to an extent extent, though Dale qualifies most.
19th May '16 9:24:49 PM Anddrix
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* JerkassWoobie: Rex in the second movie. It's obvious to everyone that his dad doesn't give a shit about him or anything besides his own bank account, and he's pretty visibly upset over this.



* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Harken killing Bobby because he thought he was sleeping with his wife. Its quite an accomplishment that he crosses it while also invoking the KickTheSonOfABitch trope.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: MoralEventHorizon:
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[[spoiler:Harken killing Bobby because he thought he was sleeping with his wife. Its quite an accomplishment that he crosses it while also invoking the KickTheSonOfABitch trope.]]



* OneSceneWonder: [[Film/FantasticFour Ioan Gruffudd]] as a [[spoiler: male prostitute Dale mistakes for a hitman]].

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* OneSceneWonder: [[Film/FantasticFour Ioan Gruffudd]] OneSceneWonder:
** Creator/IoanGruffudd
as a [[spoiler: male prostitute Dale mistakes for a hitman]].



* UnfortunateImplications: The second movie received a lot of backlash for this, along with the endless BlackComedyRape.
** The non-white characters who get screen time are played for laughs. Not because they say funny things. Not because their characters are funny. It is simply because they ''aren't white.'' In the first film, a typical ScaryBlackMan in a bar announces his blackness to the white protagonists in a bit of stereotypical humor. The second movie sees the boys as so inept that they don't even realize their company name is a racial slur, which is also played for laughs, in front of a black anchor no less! Rex is very mean to his Asian maid and when he "fires" her as a joke, puts on a contrived and offensive accent. Dale does the same, when thinking of a criminal to imitate, but doing a horrid impression of a Latino gangster.



** JerkassWoobie: Rex in the second movie. It's obvious to everyone that his dad doesn't give a shit about him or anything besides his own bank account, and he's pretty visibly upset over this.

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** JerkassWoobie: Rex in the second movie. It's obvious to everyone that his dad doesn't give a shit about him or anything besides his own bank account, and he's pretty visibly upset over this.----
19th May '16 8:58:29 PM WillBGood
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{{Unfortunate Implications}}: The second movie received a lot of backlash for this, along with the endless {{Black Comedy Rape}}. It is clear that the screenwriters do not know how to write non-white characters. The non-white characters who get screen time are played for laughs. Not because they say funny things. Not because their characters are funny. It is simply because they ''aren't white.'' In the first film, a typical {{Scary Black Man}} in a bar announces his blackness to the white protagonists in a bit of stereotypical humor. The second movie sees the boys as so inept that they don't even realize their company name is a racial slur, which is also played for laughs, in front of a black anchor no less! Rex is very mean to his Asian maid and when he "fires" her as a joke, puts on a contrived and offensive accent. Dale does the same, when thinking of a criminal to imitate, but doing a horrid impression of a Latino gangster. ''Rex'' tells him its racist. The Spanish-speaking woman who they hire is supposed to be funny because she's speaking her native tongue and they don't understand her. Motherfucker Jones is the only one who seems to deviate from the norm although barely, as he is the only one to call the protagonists out and even ends up saving them in the end. Though he is small exception to the rule, this is essentially how most popular films write non-white characters. White characters are funny because their characters are funny. Non-white characters are funny because they are not white, and therefore not "normal."

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{{Unfortunate Implications}}: * UnfortunateImplications: The second movie received a lot of backlash for this, along with the endless {{Black Comedy Rape}}. It is clear that the screenwriters do not know how to write non-white characters. BlackComedyRape.
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The non-white characters who get screen time are played for laughs. Not because they say funny things. Not because their characters are funny. It is simply because they ''aren't white.'' In the first film, a typical {{Scary Black Man}} ScaryBlackMan in a bar announces his blackness to the white protagonists in a bit of stereotypical humor. The second movie sees the boys as so inept that they don't even realize their company name is a racial slur, which is also played for laughs, in front of a black anchor no less! Rex is very mean to his Asian maid and when he "fires" her as a joke, puts on a contrived and offensive accent. Dale does the same, when thinking of a criminal to imitate, but doing a horrid impression of a Latino gangster. ''Rex'' tells him its racist. The Spanish-speaking woman who they hire is supposed to be funny because she's speaking her native tongue and they don't understand her. Motherfucker Jones is the only one who seems to deviate from the norm although barely, as he is the only one to call the protagonists out and even ends up saving them in the end. Though he is small exception to the rule, this is essentially how most popular films write non-white characters. White characters are funny because their characters are funny. Non-white characters are funny because they are not white, and therefore not "normal."
23rd Mar '16 9:53:47 PM santiwhite
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23rd Mar '16 9:52:24 PM santiwhite
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{{Unfortunate Implications}}: The second movie received a lot of backlash for this, along with the endless {{Black Comedy Rape}}. It is clear that the screenwriters do not know how to write non-white characters. The non-white characters who get screen time are played for laughs. Not because they say funny things. Not because their characters are funny. It is simply because they ''aren't white.'' In the first film, a typical {{Scary Black Man}} in a bar announces his blackness to the white protagonists in a bit of stereotypical humor. The second movie sees the boys as so inept that they don't even realize their company name is a racial slur, which is also played for laughs, in front of a black anchor no less! Rex is very mean to his Asian maid and when he "fires" her as a joke, puts on a contrived and offensive accent. Dale does the same, when thinking of a criminal to imitate, but doing a horrid impression of a Latino gangster. ''Rex'' tells him its racist. The Spanish-speaking woman who they hire is supposed to be funny because she's speaking her native tongue and they don't understand her. Motherfucker Jones is the only one who seems to deviate from the norm although barely, as he is the only one to call the protagonists out and even ends up saving them in the end. Though he is small exception to the rule, this is essentially how most popular films write non-white characters. White characters are funny because their characters are funny. Non-white characters are funny because they are not white, and therefore not "normal."
23rd Mar '16 9:13:44 PM Anddrix
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Donald Sutherland really a CoolOldGuy, or a neglectful father who spent all his time building his company to the detriment of his son, who seems like a {{Jerkass}} but has actually just turned to HookersAndBlow to fill the void left by his parenting?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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Is Donald Sutherland really a CoolOldGuy, or a neglectful father who spent all his time building his company to the detriment of his son, who seems like a {{Jerkass}} but has actually just turned to HookersAndBlow to fill the void left by his parenting?



* {{Unfortunate Implications}}: It is clear that the screenwriters have no idea how to write non-white people. All the non-white characters are played for laughs. Not because they say funny things or because their characters are just funny. Its because they're ''not white.'' The Spanish speaking woman they hire in the second movie is supposed to be funny because she's speaking her native tongue. The black guy in the bar in the first movie's only comedic contribution was essentially him angrily announcing his blackness to the "normal" white protagonists. Rex outright mocks his Asian maid in a contrived accent and is very cruel to her. Dale even decides that a criminal voice should be that of a Latino gang member, and impersonates one before switching it up after ''Rex'' tells him its racist. The ex-con they hire is portrayed as a typical {{Angry Black Man}} and basically intimidates the guys into hiring him. The guys are apparently so inept that they don't realize their names together, in that specific order, sound like a racial slur, which is again, played for laughs. Motherfucker Jones, though he plays a stereotype, is the only one who is able to call them out on their hypocrisy and even saves them in the end. Unfortunately, this is pretty much how most popular films are written. White protagonists and characters are funny because they do and say things that are part of their personalities that the audience finds funny. Non-white characters are funny because they deviate from the norm.
23rd Mar '16 9:02:58 PM santiwhite
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* {{Unfortunate Implications}}: It is clear that the screenwriters have no idea how to write non-white people. All the non-white characters are played for laughs. Not because they say funny things or because their characters are just funny. Its because they're ''not white.'' The Spanish speaking woman they hire in the second movie is supposed to be funny because she's speaking her native tongue. The black guy in the bar in the first movie's only comedic contribution was essentially him angrily announcing his blackness to the "normal" white protagonists. Rex outright mocks his Asian maid in a contrived accent and is very cruel to her. Dale even decides that a criminal voice should be that of a Latino gang member, and impersonates one before switching it up after ''Rex'' tells him its racist. The ex-con they hire is portrayed as a typical {{Angry Black Man}} and basically intimidates the guys into hiring him. The guys are apparently so inept that they don't realize their names together, in that specific order, sound like a racial slur, which is again, played for laughs. Motherfucker Jones, though he plays a stereotype, is the only one who is able to call them out on their hypocrisy and even saves them in the end. Unfortunately, this is pretty much how most popular films are written.

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* {{Unfortunate Implications}}: It is clear that the screenwriters have no idea how to write non-white people. All the non-white characters are played for laughs. Not because they say funny things or because their characters are just funny. Its because they're ''not white.'' The Spanish speaking woman they hire in the second movie is supposed to be funny because she's speaking her native tongue. The black guy in the bar in the first movie's only comedic contribution was essentially him angrily announcing his blackness to the "normal" white protagonists. Rex outright mocks his Asian maid in a contrived accent and is very cruel to her. Dale even decides that a criminal voice should be that of a Latino gang member, and impersonates one before switching it up after ''Rex'' tells him its racist. The ex-con they hire is portrayed as a typical {{Angry Black Man}} and basically intimidates the guys into hiring him. The guys are apparently so inept that they don't realize their names together, in that specific order, sound like a racial slur, which is again, played for laughs. Motherfucker Jones, though he plays a stereotype, is the only one who is able to call them out on their hypocrisy and even saves them in the end. Unfortunately, this is pretty much how most popular films are written. White protagonists and characters are funny because they do and say things that are part of their personalities that the audience finds funny. Non-white characters are funny because they deviate from the norm.
23rd Mar '16 9:00:47 PM santiwhite
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* {{Unfortunate Implications}}: It is clear that the screenwriters have no idea how to write non-white people. All the non-white characters are played for laughs. Not because they say funny things or because their characters are just funny. Its because they're ''not white.'' The Spanish speaking woman they hire in HB2 is supposed to be funny because she's speaking her native tongue. The black guy in the bar in the first movie's only comedic contribution was essentially him angrily announcing his blackness to the "normal" white protagonists. Rex outright mocks his Asian maid in a contrived accent and is very cruel to her. Dale even decides that a criminal voice should be that of a Latino gang member, and impersonates one before switching it up after ''Rex'' tells him its racist. The ex-con they hire is portrayed as a typical {{Angry Black Man}} and basically intimidates the guys into hiring him. The guys are apparently so inept that they don't realize their names together, in that specific order, sound like a racial slur, which is again, played for laughs. Motherfucker Jones, though he plays a stereotype, is the only one who is able to call them out on their hypocrisy and even saves them in the end. Unfortunately, such a trivial

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* {{Unfortunate Implications}}: It is clear that the screenwriters have no idea how to write non-white people. All the non-white characters are played for laughs. Not because they say funny things or because their characters are just funny. Its because they're ''not white.'' The Spanish speaking woman they hire in HB2 the second movie is supposed to be funny because she's speaking her native tongue. The black guy in the bar in the first movie's only comedic contribution was essentially him angrily announcing his blackness to the "normal" white protagonists. Rex outright mocks his Asian maid in a contrived accent and is very cruel to her. Dale even decides that a criminal voice should be that of a Latino gang member, and impersonates one before switching it up after ''Rex'' tells him its racist. The ex-con they hire is portrayed as a typical {{Angry Black Man}} and basically intimidates the guys into hiring him. The guys are apparently so inept that they don't realize their names together, in that specific order, sound like a racial slur, which is again, played for laughs. Motherfucker Jones, though he plays a stereotype, is the only one who is able to call them out on their hypocrisy and even saves them in the end. Unfortunately, such a trivial this is pretty much how most popular films are written.
23rd Mar '16 8:59:35 PM santiwhite
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* {{Unfortunate Implications}}: It is clear that the screenwriters have no idea how to write non-white people. All the non-white characters are played for laughs. Not because they say funny things or because their characters are just funny. Its because they're ''not white.'' The Spanish speaking woman they hire in HB2 is supposed to be funny because she's speaking her native tongue. The black guy in the bar in the first movie's only comedic contribution was essentially him angrily announcing his blackness to the "normal" white protagonists. Rex outright mocks his Asian maid in a contrived accent and is very cruel to her. Dale even decides that a criminal voice should be that of a Latino gang member, and impersonates one before switching it up after ''Rex'' tells him its racist. The ex-con they hire is portrayed as a typical {{Angry Black Man}} and basically intimidates the guys into hiring him. The guys are apparently so inept that they don't realize their names together, in that specific order, sound like a racial slur, which is again, played for laughs. Motherfucker Jones, though he plays a stereotype, is the only one who is able to call them out on their hypocrisy and even saves them in the end. Unfortunately, such a trivial
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