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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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Ben Falcone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa McCarthy ... Michelle Darnell
Kristen Bell ... Claire
Peter Dinklage ... Renault
Ella Anderson ... Rachel
Tyler Labine ... Mike Beals
Kathy Bates ... Ida Marquette
Cecily Strong ... Dana Dandridge
Mary Sohn Mary Sohn ... Jan Keller
Kristen Schaal ... Scout Leader Sandy
Eva Peterson ... Chrystal
Timothy Simons ... Stephan (as Tim Simons)
Aleandra Newcomb ... Mariana
Annie Mumolo ... Helen
Presley Coley ... Hannah
Dax Shepard ... Kyle (as Dax Shephard)
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Storyline

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..

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Michelle Darnell See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,586,645, 10 April 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$63,034,755, 12 June 2016
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both Melissa McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone and Kristen Bell's husband Dax Shepard have small cameos 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

Mike Beals: Looks like someone loves Mortal Kombat.
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Crazy Credits

Out-takes are shown during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Boss (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Moon
Written by Beck (as David Beck Hansen)
Performed by Beck
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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vulgar R rated jokes
13 April 2016 | by rachaelblakeegyptSee all my reviews

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.

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