Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Boss

Writer/Producer/Director Ben Falcone’s The Boss is a totally inappropriate gross-out comedy that is often hysterically funny and even has a sweet story.
Melissa McCarthy plays Michelle Darnell, the 47th richest woman in America, who grew up in foster families that returned her every 5 years of her youth.  She trusts no one but herself.

Shady financial dealing lands her in the penitentiary for a 5-month stint during which her entire fortune is lost.  With nowhere to go after her release, she winds up at the apartment of her former assistant (Kristen Bell) and her young daughter (Ella Anderson).

That’s when the fun begins.

Forced to babysit the young girl, Darnell discovers the tyke is part of Girl Scout-type cookie sales and develops the adolescent team into brownie-based empire. 

Yes, it’s weird and you might not want to have your own adolescents see this, but, if you liked the recent Sisters, you’ll thoroughly enjoy The Boss.  I give it a 3.7 out of 5.

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