Two friends with very different ideals start a beauty company together. One is more practical while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle.


Miguel Arteta


Sam Pitman (story by), Adam Cole-Kelly (story by) | 3 more credits »
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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiffany Haddish ... Mia Carter
Rose Byrne ... Mel Paige
Salma Hayek ... Claire Luna
Karan Soni ... Josh Tinker
Jacob Latimore ... Harry
Billy Porter ... Barrett
Jimmy O. Yang ... Ron
Ryan Hansen ... Greg
Jennifer Coolidge ... Sydney
Jessica St. Clair ... Kim
Natasha Rothwell ... Jill
Ari Graynor ... Angela
Lisa Kudrow ... Shay Whitmore
Kaleb Lankford Kaleb Lankford ... Waiter
Caroline Arapoglou ... Brook

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Two friends with very different ideals start a beauty company together. One is more practical while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The world of beauty is about to get ugly.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, crude sexual material, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Salma Hayek considered using Botox to help her get into the role of Claire Luna. She finally decided not to because it wouldn't wear off in time for shooting her next film. See more »


When Mia and Mel step back to have their side conversation after Claire offers to pay their debts and to invest in their company, Mel brings up both hands to shield her lips from Claire's view as she speaks, resting the fingers of her right hand on her left palm. When the shot changes to the opposite side, she is holding up only her left hand. See more »


Sydney: I used to have sex with my husband, just amazing sex, after we fought. And then he started to have amazing sex with himself - and then yeah, well, we stopped fighting and then - now we're not married.
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Entrance of the Gladiators
Written by Julius Fucík
Performed by Tiffany Haddish
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Vulgarity and Obscenity Doesnt Equate Entertaining.
15 February 2021 | by WomanOfColorInAmericaSee all my reviews

Cussing doesnt make you cool, it makes you look like an ignorant fool. The writers, producers, director, and actors should be ashamed for being associated with this trash. This script came across like some junior high school adolescent wrote this garbage. With in the first 4 minutes into this movie, I understand why it bomb. The vulgarity and obscenity was in full display right off the bat. I turned it off at the 5 minute mark. I would recommend this movie to Studios, Directors, Producers, Script Writers, and Actors on NOT what to do. Money will make you do all kinds of things, including starring in dumpster fire like "Like A Boss". To portray women as vulgar, uneducated, and ignorant degenerates is Offensive to ALL WOMEN. I recommend using this DVD or Blu Ray as kindling in your fire place this winter.

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Release Date:

10 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Like a Boss See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,011,272, 12 January 2020

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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