Seriously? In a trailer yet? With so-called "movie stars?"
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS DISGUSTING MATERIAL -- all from the studio approved trailer.
There's a segment in this preview of HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 not to be believed. Jason Bateman tells "movie star" Jennifer Aniston that he has to go to the bathroom. She says, "You're welcome to do that on me." He signals that it's number two. And she says "And?" In other words, unless I missed the subtlety, "movie star" Jennifer Aniston is telling Jason Bateman she's okay if he takes a shit on her. Class-eee. And oh so hilarious.
Remember, the best jokes are usually in the trailer.
Now I don't want to sound like I'm a hundred but has American screen comedy really sunk to that level? Those are the best and funniest comedy writers Hollywood can employ? Any twelve year old on the playground can write that joke.
The original HORRIBLE BOSSES was a spec screenplay by Michael Markowitz that sold. His script was sharp, sophisticated, and hilarious. The studio thanked him and hired other writers. Any resemblance to his vision and characters in both films have been completely obliterated by different writers, studio notes, directors, actors, etc. Such is the studio "process" of improving a comedy.
I guess I won't be writing any mainstream Hollywood comedies in the near future. I have no desire to write for children. I have no desire to have my name associated with Jennifer Aniston defecation jokes. And the fact that she does, is to me even more appalling. Some "movie star."