The previews showed some promise in what turns out to be one horrible comedy about three losers who are so badly abused by their individual bosses that they plot to kill them.
Jason Bateman plays Nick, an office worker who is horribly treated by his nasty boss (Kevin Spacey). Spacey, a good actor, is given a terrible part that goes to such extremes that the audience would like to kill him.
Charlie Day plays Dale, a dental assistant who is sexually harassed by his boss (Jennifer Aniston). Again, her role is completely over-the-top to the point of being ridiculous.
Jason Sudeikis is Kurt, miserably treated by his new drug-addicted, out-of-control boss (Colin Farrell).
The setup takes far too long and is so mean-spirited that you'll want to leave the theatre before the story finally turns to the inevitable act of carrying out their fantasies.
They seek advice from a shady character in a seedy bar (Jamie Foxx), whose first name is as crude a vulgarity as they come. For the rest of the film, they continuously bungle their mission. Along the way, we are subjected to endless patter, filled with vulgarity and stupidity, plus sexual references that cross over the line to smut.
There are cameo appearances by Donald Sutherland and Bob Newhart, two great actors who ought to be ashamed of themselves.
Just about every character, even the good guys, is unlikable and stupid, and the story has no redeeming social value, in addition to being vulgar for vulgar's sake.
Rated a big R, with violence, profanity, drug use, sex and Vulgarity with a capital V.