Horrible Bosses 2, film review: Jennifer Aniston sequel will get you guffawing

(15) Sean Anders, 109 mins Starring: Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman
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An improvement on its predecessor, this comedy sequel has plenty of moments that will get you guffawing. It follows in a long tradition of Hollywood comedy about goofy, downtrodden everymen.

Take away the crudity and we could be back in the world of Abbott and Costello, Jerry Lewis or the Three Stooges. "We're not boss material, we're worker bees," the three hapless protagonists (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis) wail when their attempts at starting their own shower business backfire. (It turns out that the "American dream is made in China" these days.)

There are some very funny cameos. Kevin Spacey is in snarling, supercilious form (albeit this time safely behind bars), Christoph Waltz is good value as an unscrupulous businessman, Jamie Foxx offers the three nincompoops advice on their criminal endeavours and, best of all, Jennifer Aniston hams it up outrageously as a sex-addicted dentist.

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