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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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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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Trivia

When Michelle is playing tennis is prison, she says come On dawn that's a nod to her character in Identity Thief who's character was named Dawn and went to prison. See more »

Goofs

After Michelle is released from jail she has nowhere to live and seems to have no money at all even though prior to being released she is told all her accounts had been frozen, not cleared out. It's unlikely that she would have lost all of her money for a crime whose jail sentence is only 5 months, particularly if she was significantly wealthy beforehand. 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 »


Soundtracks

Tippin' in da Club
Written by Nelly (as Cornell Haynes), Warryn Campbell, Ronald Jackson, Rick Dutch Cousin (as Rick Cousin)
Performed by Nelly
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Really not that bad
13 March 2017 | by weebitkrazySee all my reviews

If you like Melissa McCarthy, you will like this silly movie. Silly is the operative word here. Not meant to be realistic or dramatic. I enjoyed the performances of lighthearted comedy. Parts are a bit aggressive but not violent. Silly climax, silly plot, silly movie. I didn't love it but I liked it a lot!


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