A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
This movie was presented as a pure comedy, which it really wasn’t. There was definitely some comedic moments by the wonderful Mellissa McCarthy playing the lead as Michelle Darnell and Kristen Bell as a great supporting role as Claire. However, it was almost sad at times and even had a lot of action in it. Profanity wasn’t too bad but enough to be rated for only 17-plus to see.
We follow a woman, Michelle Darnell, who has led a hard life, is left to fend for herself and becomes a millionaire mogul. She breaks the law and has to start from square one and rely on her old assistant (Claire) for help.
While it was heart-warming and interesting, it was not at all what I was expecting out of the film. I was prepared to laugh my head off but instead I remained intrigued with few out-loud laughs.
The Boss story-lined what the American dream really is – if you can dream it, you can be it if you work hard. McCarthy’s character does that and more as the character arch and inside emotional expansion evolves during the film.
While this wasn’t the best movie of the year it is still worth watching for fun with 3 out of 5 stars.