The Boss – “Like a ………”

Wealthy CEO Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) always gets her way, until she’s busted for insider trading and sent to federal prison. After leaving jail, Darnell finds herself broke, homeless and hated. Luckily, she tracks down former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell), the only person who’s willing to help.

While staying with Claire and her young daughter, the ex-con devises a new business model for a brownie empire. Unfortunately, some old enemies stand in the way of her return to the top.

 

Review

“The Chairman” – Well, well…..a tolerable Ben Falcone & Melissa McCarthy film, as rare as Halley’s Comet. Hopefully they take note of this rarity and stop working together (or we might get another TAMMY). While I can say that I really enjoyed “The Boss” it works for the mere fact that Melissa McCarthy isn’t acting in this movie…..all the punchlines and zingers are well timed and over the top.

The supporting cast doesn’t really stand out, that could just be a case of the star that doesn’t allow the rest to shine or underwhelming & mediocre acting. Peter Dinklage, funny in parts, illustrates that he only really works as Tyrion Lannister.Like most of his other performances, he comes off as forced and contrived, not really the position you want to be in when trying to be funny.

Kristin Bell has been hit & miss when it comes to movie roles, and isn’t believable as a mother of a 12 year old kid. Leslie Mann or Cameron Diaz might have been a wiser choice, their age and acting ability would’ve given more gravity to the decisions her character makes throughout the movie.

It had me rolling in laughter at parts, and isn’t longer than 100mins. It’s fine, but nowhere near great. 6/10

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