“The Boss”

Rated R

1 hour 45 Minutes

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – If it’s true that you’re only as good as your last role, Melissa McCarthy had better plan to start from scratch after bombing as “The Boss”, playing the loudmouth business tycoon hitting hard times.

McCarthy’s role brings new meaning to lewd, crude and altogether obnoxious. Her help mate, the always amiable Kristen Bell, suffers at McCarthy’s hands even worse than the audience.

After finishing a stretch in prison for insider trading, McCarthy finds a suitable money grubbing scheme pursuit. She’ll inspire girls to ruthlessly sell cookies. Her morals fall somewhat short of her high profit aspirations.

Not only is the humor insulting, but the directing’s so heavy handed. Unless you’re Melissa McCarthy who may yet recover from this witless disaster, “The Boss” is one of those clumsy comedies blown way out of proportion, and directed with such a heavy hand, you wish they’d tone it down, even just a little.

“The Boss” is simply the most Irritating comedy in ages, a misfire from start to finish…misusing Melissa McCarthy’s comedic talents in the worst way. “The Boss” could well go bankrupt borrowing on Its 1 star. In other words, “The Boss” is only good at peddling bad taste.

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