Having dealt with their ex-bosses, the three start their own business based on an invention of Dale’s. They cut a deal with a wheeler-dealer distributor who places a huge order. A building purchase and a couple dozen employers later and the guys get the job done. Then the wheeler-dealer pulls the plug, knows the bank won’t help them out and he can steal the invention and make millions.
Desperate, the guys kidnap the man’s son and hold him for ransom. As you remember from the first movie, they’re terrible criminals and the plan is a disaster from the start. The son knows about their plan, turns the tables and controls the crime to get even — and millions — from his father.
A very funny Chris Pine ( Star Trek) and Christoph Waltz ( Django Unchained) play the son and father. Reprising their original roles are a sizzling Jennifer Aniston as Charlie’s sex-addicted former boss; a mumbling, near paranoid Jamie Foxx, who plays the criminal they turn to for help; and Kevin Spacey as Nick’s now-imprisoned boss.
Bateman, Sudeikis and Day bicker and banter their way through the second film. They’re terrific and are stuck in situations ranging from sick to sublime. And all leads to a movie packed with laughs and the most interesting movie car chase in a decade or two.