EXCLUSIVE: Clip - "The Boss"
Upcoming comedy "The Boss" takes a look at what happens when Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy), the richest woman in America, goes to prison, loses her empire, and has to rebuild with only her put-upon assistant, Claire (Kristen Bell), by her side. In this clip, premiering today on Moviefone, we get a glimpse at what life was like for Michelle before her world came crashing down, and how it's easy to treat people terribly when you have exorbitant amounts of money.

The clip features Claire wrestling with Michelle to prepare her for a media appearance, and Michelle is anything but cooperative, refusing to hold still as Claire attempts to apply some teeth whitener. Michelle and her bodyguard, Tito (the always funny Cedric Yarbrough, of "Reno 911!" fame), accuse Claire of being "hangry," and tease her about how funny she is when she's mad.

"It's like that classic comedy gag, 'He's on my baseball!'" Michelle says through her mouth guard, a (very wrong) reference to the Abbott and Costello bit "Who's on First."

After all this abuse, we're surprised Claire is willing to stick around Michelle when she's released from prison, but that tension should make for some great comedy. We can't wait to see how the rest of the flick plays out.

"The Boss" hits theaters on April 8.melissa mccarthy in the boss

The Boss
R2016
Based on 39 critics

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