Movie Review: The Boss (M18)
Someone please tell Melissa McCarthy to stop working with her writer-director husband Ben Falcone.
Their earlier collaboration, Tammy (2014), was roadkill. The Boss is just as bad.
McCarthy is a comedic genius and when she has a great script to work with, the result is magical.
Here, the limp story just makes her look bad, cheap and ridiculous.
McCarthy is the boss, Michelle Darnell, a callous mogul who is incarcerated because of insider trading. When released, the bankrupt attempts to rebuild her empire.
Kristen Bell is her former secretary Claire, a doormat who sees the best in everyone. Both women try to do their best with the tissue-thin plot, but there is a limit to how much trash you can tolerate, especially when you know they deserve much better.