Friday night was “date night” for the Ipes. After work, we rushed home to get the kids to their Friday night hang out at Lily’s school. We had from 7pm to 11pm to drop them off, eat dinner,see a movie, and then pick up the kids. Based on timing, we selected Metropolitan Cafe in Freehold, and then a quick 5 min drive to the AMC @ Freehold Raceway Mall. So what did we decide to see? Horrible Bosses.
Dinner worked out well at Metropolitan Cafe. It initially appeared that we’d missed the last free table, and would have to wait 30 mins, but they then immediately sat us (albeit near the kitchen.) We ordered quickly, and while we were still eating our bread, dinner came out. With a full restaurant, and our entrees were readily quickly? That was fast service, and much appreciated. I was in the mood for some protein, so I ordered the “Twice Cooked” Cuban Steak — skirt steak, black beans, arroz verde, and the tomato salsa. I’m trying to drink more wine, so I had a glass of this Spanish red wine (“Garnacha”) — Castillo De Monseran. You know, cuban steak, spanish red wine, I figured they must go together. I’m a newbie with wine, but I’m all for practicing! Dinner was very good, and I liked drinking wine with steak.
With plenty of time before the 8:45pm showing, we drove to the mall, picked up the tickets I ordered on my phone using the Fandango app (worked out very well), and we had good seats to watch…. 25 agonizing minutes of previews/trailers we had no interest in watching. Final Destination 5? Nah, I never saw 1-4. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark? Who buys spooky houses anymore? When you’re on a tight schedule, who wants to watch trailers at the movie theater anymore? I can watch them at home on my computer. Or on my phone.
How was Horrible Bosses? My wife liked it a lot, and she laughed a lot throughout the movie. Personally, I thought it was alright. It stars….well, all the people you see below in the movie poster. The bosses are terrible, but I thought Spacey, Aniston, and Farrell played caricatures of “bad bosses.” I’m not saying their particular acting wasn’t good, but I think it was more to do with the script. For me, the way the bosses acted and what they said seemed to ridiculous, or maybe cartoonish. You know, if you had a “bad boss” who was so outrageous, this is how they would act. The boss characters didn’t work too much for me. I take that back, as I liked Jennifer Aniston’s character, who did the sexual harassing. I liked her, because I enjoy raunchy humor, and I found her behavior entertaining. I’m not into gross-out humor, but I do like raunchy humor that takes chances and shocks you.
Of the three main stars (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day), at times they were a little dumb, but overall, they were funny. Charlie Day’s character Dale had me laughing, because he was such a sweet-hearted dumbass. Sudeikis and Bateman were okay, but they all worked well together, much like a modern day Three Stooges.