“Hilarious” underrated Jennifer Aniston sequel climbs Netflix chart

Cameron Frew
Jennifer Aniston in Horrible Bosses 2Warner Bros.

An underrated comedy sequel from the 2010s starring Jennifer Aniston has climbed the Netflix chart – and fans have hailed it as “hilarious.”

Rotten Tomatoes scores aren’t always the best indicator of what comedies are worth seeking out. Some are rightly acclaimed, but others are seemingly “rotten”, like The Waterboy, Wet Hot American Summer, and Step Brothers.

In 2011, Jason Sudeikis teamed up with Jason Bateman and Charlie Day for Horrible Bosses, a laugh-out-loud comedy that earned plaudits from critics and grossed north of $200 million worldwide.

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Naturally, Warner Bros was happy enough to green-light a sequel – but despite its original reception, it’s being enjoyed by Netflix viewers across the country.

Horrible Bosses 2 climbs Netflix chart

Horrible Bosses 2 is at number three on Netflix’s top 10 movies in the US. Check out the full chart below:

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  1. Lover, Stalker, Killer
  2. American Assassin
  3. Horrible Bosses 2
  4. Seraphim Falls
  5. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  6. Orion and the Dark
  7. Tom & Jerry
  8. It Could Happen to You
  9. Ready Player One
  10. Made in Italy

The sequel picks up three years later, with Nick (Bateman), Kurt (Sudeikis), and Dale (Day) preparing to launch their new business: the Shower Buddy. When they’re approached by father-and-son investors (Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine), their dreams of wealth seem set to come true – but there’s a nasty, underhanded twist, and via an extraordinary set of circumstances, kidnapping seems like a sensible way out of their debt.

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Aniston reprises her role as Dr. Julia Harris, the sex-crazed dentist from the first film who tried to ruin Dale’s marriage (and took some rather… problematic photos of them together). Jamie Foxx also returns as “Motherf**ker Jones.”

It’s currently rated at 35% on Rotten Tomatoes – but Netflix viewers are enjoying it. “Horrible Bosses 2 is slept on so hard,” one tweeted. “Horrible Bosses 2 is hilarious,” a second wrote. “Why am I just finally watching Horrible Bosses 2?” a third posted. “Horrible Bosses and Horrible Bosses 2 are a 10/10 comedy to me. Very high rewatch value. Doesn’t lose anything,” a fourth wrote.

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Cameron is Deputy TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He's an action movie aficionado, '80s obsessive, Oscars enthusiast, and a staunch Scot. He earned a First-Class Honours Degree in Multimedia Journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University, accredited by the NCTJ and BJTC. He began his career at UNILAD, starting as a Junior Journalist and becoming Entertainment Editor prior to joining Dexerto. You can contact him at cameron.frew@dexerto.com.