The Boss

The Boss
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ben Falcone
  • Written by: Ben Falcone, Steve Mallory, Melissa McCarthy
  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Peter Dinklage, Kristen Bell
  • UK release: 10 June 2016

Michelle (McCarthy) is a strident businesswoman jailed for insider trading, who after her release forces herself into the life of former PA Claire (Bell). It starts well and McCarthy is clearly game for humiliating physical comedy, but the plot becomes routine and in the end it’s a raucous, proficient but forgettable comedy.

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The Boss

6 Jun 20163 stars

Proficient comedy well-suited to its raucous star Melissa McCarthy

Since she made it big with Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy has sometimes struggled to find the right vehicles for her comedic talents, with the serviceable (Identity Thief) and downright awful (Tammy) rubbing up against stronger efforts like Spy. Her…

Kristen Bell cast in Michelle Darnell

19 Feb 2015

Film gossip

Kristen Bell has been cast alongside Melissa McCarthy in new comedy film 'Michelle Darnell'. The duo will appear alongside Kathy Bates and Peter Dinklage in the movie, which is being directed by McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone, according to The Hollywood…

Peter Dinklage joins Michelle Darnell

5 Feb 2015

Film gossip

Peter Dinklage will star alongside Melissa McCarthy in her new comedy 'Michelle Darnell'. The 'Game of Thrones' actor is set to appear alongside the 44-year-old actress in the upcoming picture which she has co-written with her husband, Ben Falcone - who…

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