For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently. There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.
Twenty-something Kirk Kettner (Jay Baruchel) works as a TSA agent at the Pittsburgh airport. He still hangs out with his high school buddies and co-workers, Jack (Mike Vogel), Stainer (T.J. Miller) and Devon (Nate Torrence) and imagines of getting back together with his ex-girlfriend, Marnie (Lindsay Sloane), who has long since moved on. All in all, Kirk seems content to simply maintain the status quo—until the day Molly (Alice Eve) sashays through his security checkpoint at the airport and accidentally leaves her cell phone behind.