Monday, 2 January 2017

The Boss (2016)

Title - The Boss

Year of release - 2016

Genre - Comedy

Length - 1 hour 39 minutes

Rating - 15

Director - Ben Falcone

Writer(s) - Ben Falcone, Steve Mallorey & Melissa McCarthy

Who is in it? - Melissa McCarthy as Michelle Darnell, Peter Dinklage as Renault, Kristen Bell as Claire, Kathy Bates as Ida Marquette & Ella Anderson as Rachel to name a few

What's it about? - Michelle Darnell starts out life in an orphanage, being rejected by family after family until she has had enough and decides she is going to the top. Many years later and Michelle is the owner of a massive company and is financially stable, until she gets arrested for insider trading. Her assistant and body guard go back to other jobs in the meantime. After her time in prison is up Michelle discovers she has no where to go, no property to live in, no money to spend. She ends up waiting for Claire and is taken in. Time goes by where Michelle just sits around all day not doing a lot until Claire gives her a kick up the behind to get her going. 

Michelle takes Rachel to a girl guide type meeting and there she comes up with the idea of not selling cookies but creating a troop that would sell brownies, Claire's tasty brownies. Michelle spots Claire talking with Renault and after a short row she sells the company much to Ida's joy. But then Michelle is struck by guilt, she wants to get the company back and make it all better. Michelle along with Claire and her boyfriend go into battle against Renault to destroy the contract she signed giving the company to Renault.

Is it any good? - Despite reviews I read about this film, I really enjoyed it. It is a comedy that delivers the laughs and gags. 

Why should I watch it? - If you fancy a good laugh and want to be amused for over and hour and a half then watch it.

How do you rate it overall? - 8/10

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