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The Boss (2016)

R | | Comedy | 8 April 2016 (USA)
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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.

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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.

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Rated R for sexual content, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$29,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,586,645 (USA) (8 April 2016)

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$63,034,755 (USA) (10 June 2016)
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In one scene, Kathy Bates (who starred in Stephen King's movies, Misery (1990) and Dolores Claiborne (1995)), refers to Michelle Darnell as "Shawshank", which is a nod to another Stephen King movie, The Shawshank Redemption (1994). See more »

Goofs

The burglars plot their heist in overwrought fashion with all the usual film clichés, but forget one basic precaution: wearing gloves to eliminate fingerprints. See more »

Quotes

Claire: Michelle, if you can't give me a raise, I can't continue to work here.
Michelle Darnell: Well, look who finally showed up to my seminar. About time, Claire, I love it. I didn't know you were listening all these years. What am I always saying?
Tito: Don't go in that room!
Michelle Darnell: True. I do say that, but I also say, you want something, you gotta take it. Claire, you just took it and you grew a pair in the process.
Claire: I'm holding your earrings?
Michelle Darnell: You're holding a pair of earrings, as in 2001 I paid $ 62,000 for it, and that's your ...
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Out-takes are shown during the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Big Fan: Big Fan Kristen Bell (2017) See more »

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Written by Chief WaKil (as Kelli Wakili), Mansa Wakili, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Jason Rabinowitz, Jaron Lamont
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Do you have to be immoral to be funny????.
10 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Melissa McCarthy stars in a senseless adult comedy movie. "The Boss" failed to entertain me from the start till the end.The comedy is too cheap and the obscenity in language and behavior did not make me laugh at all. Honestly,I thought I am watching a silly porn-like comedy movie.

Melissa McCarthy portrays the role of Michelle Darnell, a shameless and a selfish businesswoman who does everything bad for the sake of her own arrogant welfare. Her wicked and reckless behavior led to her imprisonment of course.

I am totally disappointed with this boring movie because its senseless vulgarity and the lack of comedy made of this film a total waste of time and a bad movie of the year 2016.


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