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'Horrible Bosses': Funniest Revenge Fantasy

Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and other cast members dish on their on-screen coworkers

Think Strangers on a Train meets 9 to 5: In Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses (July 8), Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day play three friends who conspire to kill their tyrannical bosses, portrayed by Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, and Jennifer Aniston (like you've never seen her before — trust us). Hard-R high jinks ensue, but Aniston insists she had no qualms about playing dirty after reading the script. ''There was not even a moment of hesitation,'' she says. ''I couldn't wait! I never get that kind of fun stuff.'' In the spirit of workplace harmony, we asked Horrible Bosses victims Sudeikis, Bateman, and Day to say something nice about their soul-crushing employers.

''They are our modern-day Three Stooges. Just great. I just don't want to take my eyes off them.''
— Jennifer Aniston on Jason Sudeikis, Jason Batemen, and Charlie Day

''I can honestly say it's his bravest performance to date — with the simple fact that it's the first time he's done a film without his hairpiece.''
— Jason Sudeikis on Colin Farrell

''Jennifer spent the whole movie sexually harassing me, talking filthy to me and basically doing everything she possibly could to get me to sleep with her... As for her performance, it was pretty damn good too.''
— Charlie Day on Jennifer Aniston

''Knowing how much my boss had to get in my face, I was hoping for an actor with not only great talent but spectacular breath. As expected, Mr. Spacey overdelivered on talent. But the pleasant surprise was the minty talk hole. I'll need to research this, but my guess would be that he owns stock in a gum company. Or he snacks on Irish Spring. Either way, I thank him.''
— Jason Bateman on Kevin Spacey

Originally posted Jun 15, 2011 Published in issue #1157-1158 Jun 03, 2011 Order article reprints