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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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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The songs playing in the opening montage when Michelle is repeatedly sent back to the orphanage not only relate to each year but also to Michelle wanting to be loved by her adoptive family. See more »

Goofs

Several times throughout the movie it is referred that Michelle is a "parolee". She was investigated by the SEC and would have been convicted in federal court then imprisoned with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She would not have been on "parole" upon release. The Federal government abolished parole in 1987 with the Sentencing Reform Act. 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

References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 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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Please ... Don't Waste Your Time or Money!
11 April 2016 | by nra-05473See all my reviews

I was ready for a fun, entertaining comedy and it failed at every level. Melissa and her hubby should not ever collaborate on a venture again, the writing and execution was forced which did not flow. We love Melissa, however she should have taken her concept to a professional writer. Peter Dinklage did not deliver which was completely surprising considering his career performance with Game of Thrones. For the most part he looked like he was in pain in all his scenes. I'm sorry to say, it is not even worth a future video rental. This is the first review I have written, I want to save you the pain! I wish I would have read reviews before spending my time and money. Let's wish Melissa a better script for any future movies, as this was a pure dud.


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