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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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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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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Each of the childhood clips show Michelle Darnell having dark brown/black hair, even though Michelle later claims that red is her natural hair colour. See more »

Goofs

There is a limited amount of time that one's assets can be frozen by the government. Since Michelle is an ex-felon and not a parolee (there is no parole in the federal prison system) the adjudication of her sentence is down and her assets would have been released. Even if the government seized some as fines and retribution for any possible victims, Michelle should have more than enough assets to remain wealthy, including deferred compensation. See more »

Quotes

Michelle Darnell: Pity's all you've got. Pity's your best friend.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy/Kanye West (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

All I Do Is Win
Written by T-Pain, Ludacris (as Christopher Bridges), Snoop Dogg (as Calvin Broadus), DJ Khaled (as Khaled Khaled), Johnny Mollings, Leonardo Mollings, Rick Ross (as William Roberts)
Performed by DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain and Ludacris
Courtesy of Entertainment One U.S. LP
T-Pain appears courtesy of Nappy Boy/Konvict Muzik/RCA Records
By arrangement by Sony Music Licensing
Ludacris appears courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Comedy in movies getting worse and this film proves it
20 April 2016 | by hp-anzingerSee all my reviews

TV shows: Almost every year you see a new clever comedy show like Scrubs, Simpsons, Big Bang Theory, Southpark, Malcolm in the Middle, ... You don't have to like it, but at least acknowledge that it is very clever and well written.

With movies on the other side it's a different story. Here the trend is that it is getting worse and worse. We are almost at a point where we were in the 80's.

The problem: The movies make money and as long as this is happening we will see movies like "The Boss" in the future. Or another theory - I'm getting to old for this kind of movies.


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