Horrible Bosses 2

Wendy Chang
Director of fund development, YWCA of Oahu

Where and with whom did you see the movie?

I saw Horrible Bosses 2 with my husband Nathan Chang at Koko Marina Consolidated Theatres.

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Horrible Bosses 2

Overall, what did you think?

I was pleasantly surprised to find the two of us laughing throughout the entire movie. There wasn’t much of a storyline or plot, but watching the interplay among the three main characters and the quippy one-liners from the star-studded cast were some of the most entertaining parts of the movie! I would have preferred for the female characters to be portrayed differently, and there were parts that were mildly offensive, but overall I found the movie entertaining and humorous.

Without giving away the ending, what was one of your favorite scenes?

There is a great chase scene that combines a train, a chain-link fence and eating Red Vines. It’s one of the funniest parts of the movie!

On a scale of one to four stars, what would you rate this film?

I’d give it about ★★ 1/2.

What did you think of the cinematography?

I thought they did a great job with the cinematography, specifically with the chase scene sequence.

Was the message/theme clear?

This movie was all entertainment — not a strong message, theme or plot.

Did it remind you of any other works of film?

The movie was similar to the first Horrible Bosses since the original cast, including Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey, returned. Horrible Bosses 2, however, had less of a plot and focused more on the comedic interplay between the characters. It was a combination of a heist movie like Ocean’s 11 and a comedy like The Hangover.

Who would you recommend this movie to?

I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants a good laugh and can stand the crude language and sometimes inappropriate humor.

Did any of the actors stand out?

Horrible Bosses 2 featured a star-studded cast, but the trio of Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day was great together! Their comedic chemistry was even better than in the original movie. A nice addition was Chris Pine, who was wonderfully arrogant in this movie.

Did you identify with any of the characters?

Thankfully, no.

Did the soundtrack contribute significantly to the film?

It was a cool soundtrack that added to the fun of the movie. One song in particular is featured predominantly in both the original and the sequel.

Would you buy this movie when it comes out on DVD?

Probably not, since it’s very inappropriate for my two sons to watch.

What’s your favorite movie snack?

I love popcorn with butter along with my favorite candy, Sno Caps!

On a different note, what’s new with you?

At YWCA of Oahu, we truly have something for everyone, and there are a lot of exciting things to look forward to in 2015. Our Dress for Success program will continue to provide business wear and job training for hundreds of women in transition; Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership will offer free counseling sessions for women wanting to open their own business; there will be new health and wellness and aquatics classes, and we are gearing up for the 38th annual Leader Luncheon.

Additionally, we offer free monthly mission tours of our historic Richards Street location. One-hour tours start at noon and include complimentary lunch from Café Julia. Email giving@ywcaoahu.org or visit ywcaoahu.org for more information.