THE BOSS (2016) Review
Directed by Ben Falcone
Melissa McCarthy is one of the most bankable comedic actress in Hollywood even with the bashing and all sexist remarks thrown at her, whatever she does makes money, even the bad ones. From being a support to comedy films such as Bridesmaids and Life As We Know It, McCarthy proved that being a plus-sized woman can do better than some pretty actors in making fun for the audience.
Ben Falcone, the film’s director have a long history with McCarthy, co-starring in Bridesmaids, Spy, and also directing Tammy where both films starred McCarthy. Not only that, the two are actually married since 2005, so a good working relationship helped their projects a lot.
The Boss is clichéd but it’s entertaining. Its predictability is tolerable because you’re enjoying the film more than being aware what’s going to happen next. The film clearly knows its package, what it has to offer and it does decently. It may not be something different from other Melissa McCarthy characters but the story has a heart though what mostly drives the film is really McCarthy’s ability to make fun of herself and do something not all women does regularly.
It’s most McCarthy film formula: a reckless women does something with someone and builds a surprising friendship and realizes she needs to change. Some does mind that but if you get the intention of the film, you’ll just go with it. It’s not the best work from Melissa McCarthy and it definitely is forgettable, but it’s not a bad example of giving the audience a good time.
2.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“The Boss” opens June 8, 2016 in Philippine cinemas exclusively at SM Cinemas from United International Pictures.. Rated R-16 by the MTRCB.