IHGB Movie Review: The Boss

The Boss
Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell
The Trailer:

The Gist: After a millionaire goes to jail for insider trading, she finds a new passion in an unlikely place — a gaggle of Girl Scout knock-offs who help her create a brownie empire.

My Thoughts:

  • Let’s all remember that Melissa McCarthy is incredibly funny. She whole-heartedly commits to every character.
  • Let’s also remember that Kristen Bell is ridiculously charming. I give you Exhibit A.
  • Unfortunately, the movie never took off like I wanted it to. Based on the trailer, I thought I would be laughing the entire time. Instead, I found myself mentally figuring out how I would have delivered a line differently or added some dialog to make the scene a little more zippy.
  • Note: YOU WILL LAUGH. The Dandelions vs. Darlings street fight is legit. It borrows from Ron Burgundy’s Anchorman quite a bit, but the moment pays off. Substitute news anchors with little girls in berets and you have comedy gold.
  • “I tried something called a Dorito and though it was delightful,” will forever be quoted in my home from now until the end of time.
  • If you’re wearing a nursing bra and your kid is a double-digit age, it’s time to purchase new lingerie.
  • Every group with whom you are a member needs a giant.
  • If you ever have the opportunity to be lowered from the ceiling riding a golden phoenix with DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” playing, take it.
  • Melissa wears a turtle neck in every scene that is pulled up to her cheeks. Seriously. Every…single…scene. This will annoy you.
  • There will be moments when you want Kristen to ask her daughter if she wants to build a snowman. She never does.
  • The love story is tepid. Don’t get your hopes up.
  • Peter Dinklage’s character is creepy. I think the writers were going for eccentric. I also think I was supposed to feel sorry for him. Or maybe I was supposed to be rooting for him? I did neither.
  • There are bloopers at the end. STAY BEHIND FOR THESE BLOOPERS.

Survey Says
The Boss has tons of f-bombs that come with an R-rated movie. Consider yourself warned. I personally would hold off to see this flick on a long flight across the country or wait for it to come out on RedBox. Or is it at RedBox? In RedBox? From RedBox?

Photo By: Universal Pictures


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Pass. I didn’t even like Anchorman. But have you heard about Sing Street? It opens tomorrow and I cannot wait to see it! (Think High School Musical meets Billy Elliott.) I am hopeful that you will see and review it for me.


I agree…”the movie never took off”. I understood with the rating, there would be profanity, but come on! Cussing, more cussing & cussing some more. The out takes were good.


Agree… Never took off. And I had high hopes since I’m a big fan of Melissa McCarthy. Definitely better to Redbox it (?).