Melissa McCarthy is ‘The Boss’ of this film!
I love Melissa McCarthy so much that I try and see every single one of her movies. She is hilarious and just like her other movies, she doesn’t disappoint in The Boss.
McCarthy plays Michelle Darnell, a wealthy CEO who always gets her way until she’s busted for insider trading and sent to federal prison. After leaving jail, she finds herself broke, homeless and hated. Luckily, she tracks down the only person who’s willing to help, her former assistant Claire (played by Kristen Bell).
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.
With McCarthy playing a strong business lady, it didn’t seem any different from her other movies. I find that all of the characters she plays at the moment are very similar. All strong-headed women, who only care about themselves. The only difference in this film is that later on, she grows a heart and turns into a different character that Melissa has never played before. I won’t elaborate because I don’t want to ruin the movie for you.
I loved Melissa’s new look too. Short red hair with heaps of expensive jewellery. She also always wears turtleneck jumpers and tops throughout this film. It was an interesting choice. They were always covering her neck, which kind of looked like she has a neck brace on.
I loved a couple of different scenes. One of my favourites was when Kristen Bell’s character Claire is going on a date and her former boss cannot believe how unsupported her breasts were in her bra. They were hanging so low, so Michelle (Melissa McCarthy) lifts the straps up and down to make a point. It was hilarious. The two characters felt each other’s breasts a few times in this scene. All I’ve got to say is that the two actors must be very comfortable with each other now.
The second scene, which I found hilarious, was when Michelle (Melissa McCarthy) was getting her teeth whitened by her assistant at the beginning of the film. She sticks an object into her mouth that stresses her lips away from her teeth so that whitening them is easier. It looked extremely funny (as you can see in the photo below).
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage played Melissa’s former lover and bad guy Renault and unfortunately, I don’t think it was his best work. He plays a weird character but I think without him, the storyline would have been weak so I guess it’s a good and bad thing.
I would definitely recommend this film though because it’s one of those movies you ‘have’ to watch, but you wouldn’t go out of your way to watch it again (until maybe a few years down the track on DVD or Foxtel).
- Hilarious film
- A family movie
- Melissa’s character Michelle grows a heart at the end
- Family is a reoccurring theme in this film
- Silly funny jokes
- Great chemistry between Melissa McCarthy and Kristin Bell’s characters
- Melissa’s character Michelle is similar to ones she has played before
- Silly funny jokes
- Peter Dinklage’s character was a little strange
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– Written by Lauren Yeates