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.
The story follows Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading, denounced by her former lover, Renault, who still holds a heavy grudge towards her for their breakup, after getting a promotion a few years ago. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to re-brand herself as America's latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is not so quick to forgive and forget. With nowhere to go and no one to scam, Michelle is forced to move in with former assistant Claire and her young daughter, Rachel. Now at her lowest point, Michelle wastes no time in devising a winner-take-all plan to rebuild her empire..
Melissa McCarthy uses her same vulgar R rated sex jokes and innuendo's in The Boss. It starts off entertaining and has it's share of really funny moments throughout. Annie Mumolo; co-writer of Bridesmaid's co-stars in this movie as Melissa's nemesis. Annie also had a cameo in Bridesmaids on the airplane sitting beside Kristen Wiig. Nice to see her get a bigger role. I wanted to give the movie 4 stars but the last 20 minutes really are truly ridiculous and not even funny. I guess that's the trick of comedy it's either really good or fails epically, given the movie as a whole and more positive moments, I can forgive the silly ending. I still think Identity Thief, Spy and Bridesmaids are probably her 3 best comedies to date. The movie is worth a watch if you are a fan of Melissa McCarthy's humor. If you don't normally like her humor, this will offer you nothing.