• The Boss (2016)

The Boss

Release Date: April 8th, 2016

DVD Release Date: July 26th, 2016

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson, Tyler Labine, Kathy Bates, Cecily Strong, Mary Sohn

Director: Ben Falcone

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Gary Sanchez Productions, On the Day

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Brash , Office , Cheeky , Hilarious , 2010s , Transformation , Car , Prison , Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Molly EichelPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's not great, either, but it is better than mediocre. show more

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Its paper-thin characterizations, hackneyed plotting and overdependence on viciously profane humor put this effort more in the minor league of Tammy, McCarthy's previous collaboration with her director/co-screenwriter husband Ben Falcone, than her truly inspired work with Paul Feig on Bridesmaids and Spy. show more

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    A sporadically funny film that has moments of real heart in what’s otherwise a formulaic study of an aggressive businesswoman who learns to stop being so selfish. show more

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