And this is coming from someone who thinks that Melissa McCarthy is supremely talented and the hate that is directed her way is unfairly directed at her weight as opposed to her actual talents as a comedienne and whether she has great timing and delivery (she does). Title: Now at her lowest point, Michelle wastes no time in devising a winner-take-all plan to rebuild her empire.. Melissa McCarthy uses her same vulgar R rated sex jokes and innuendo's in The Boss. I was sorely disappointed to say the very least; even Kristen Bell disappointed me with her weak lines. No humor whatsoever. Wealthy CEO Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) always gets her way, until she's busted for insider trading and sent to federal prison. She is not the victim; she is the perpetrator. A few characters, including teens, give each other the finger. Browse titles with similar subject matter. Sex? Make a date with this woman and you'll TF it's Friday. Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Parents: Set preferences and get age-appropriate recommendations with Common Sense Media Plus. Placing profits above notions of friends and family, Darnell betrays her mentor Ida (Kathy Bates), her lover Renault (Peter Dinklage), and her loyal assistant Claire (Kristen Bell). The Boss: Official Clip - The Closest Thing to a Family, The Boss: Official Clip - Jostling Each Other's Bosoms. This FAQ is empty. For the most part he looked like he was in pain in all his scenes. | Rating: C What's next: a female version of The Three Stooges (Mai, Lara and Coochie)? This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. Please ... Don't Waste Your Time or Money! It was a big letdown. Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell team up for the hilarious goofball comedy The Boss. It is probably too much to expect a mainstream comedy to sustain the level of malice, greed, misanthropy, and cynicism that propels The Boss early on. Peter Dinklage is the best part of this movie, no doubt about it, but even his performance and Melissa's talents as a comedic actress can't help save this from being a middle-of-the-road affair. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Use on opportunity, build an empire and be the boss! Actually, it all comes down to this: gals acting like nasty wise-guys just does not work, at least not for this writer. The problem is that she has no redeeming qualities to make her lovable. Talk about how movies like this one deploy hard-edged, even offensive humor. There is nothing about this film that works. It was very disappointing. So, is "The Boss" boss? Overall, I simply loved this film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc6WbzHHit8. It's quite funny, though not exactly original, and as with Amy Schumer, you can see how McCarthy gets de-fanged by the imperatives of mainstream Hollywood comedy, with its need for sentimental resolutions. Read on to find out why: We have a female boss by the name of Michelle Darnell was placed under arrest for Insider Trading. Very simple plot. And that is not funny. Yes there are things that would never happen and people gripe about that but this isn't a freaking documentary it's a comedy. Coming Soon, Regal In this movie, everyone seems to be trying to be just as crass and crude, if not more so, including the numerous girls playing Girl-Scout-like cookie sellers who get into a street brawl over cookie-selling territory. The bizarre cast of characters in this film provided for some absurd and funny moments, but the best scenes were between Darnell and her newest protégé – the young Rachel, who quickly became like family to the money hungry Darnell. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Amid the over-the-top behavior is the notion that sometimes those who seem the most remote and uninterested in forging real friendships are the ones who need it most and who yearn for it but just don't know how to find it. It's a good movie if you want a laugh. Who's on my baseball? Do you have to be immoral to be funny????. Actually, the question should be: what is not wrong with this movie? Read on. I still think Identity Thief, Spy and Bridesmaids are probably her 3 best comedies to date. This was a bad movie. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. There were some funny scenes and some silly scenes, but it doesn't fully deliver on what it could be. Not enough adult humor for adults. The Boss is another vehicle to demonstrate Melissa McCarthy's comedic talent and flair which cemented her win as MTV Movie Award's first ever female winner for the Comedic Genius Award earlier this year, managing to bring some of the scripts duller moments to life while managing to make the genuinely hilarious moments even bigger and better than expected. So so so so so so lame. Annie Mumolo; co-writer of Bridesmaid's co-stars in this movie as Melissa's nemesis. Title: Boss (2011–2012) 8.1 /10. It's not nearly as bad as the reviews made it out to be, though I'm sure they all have very valid complaints. |, July 13, 2020 Michelle Darnell: © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. They have good character contrast but besides that everything else is crap. Published . And this was a movie, like I mentioned, co-written by her and her husband. If so, they are wrong. This guy has great comedic timing and delivery and I don't think it's a side that a lot of fans of his Game of Thrones work, which is tremendous, ever really get to see. The bizarre cast of characters in this film provided for some absurd and funny moments, but the best scenes were between Darnell and her newest protégé – the young Rachel, who quickly became like family to the money hungry Darnell.