Rolling on the floor laughing. No one really expects any less from a Melissa McCarthy movie, and her latest gig, “The Boss,” delivers on that expectation.
It’s full of laughs, and a little bit of an emotional tug as Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) shares her less than fortunate past as a child.
The movie circles around Darnell, one of the richest women in America, being charged with insider trading and is sentenced to five months in federal prison.
As the new company, Darnell’s Darlings, sells more and more of its staple product, brownies, chaos erupts within the new enterprise, fueling the comedic appeal of this film. Multiple times throughout the movie I bellowed with laughter. Its full of crazy fight scenes in the middle of the street between the “Darlings”, little girls recruited from Rachel’s school to sell brownies, and the rival girl scout troop.
Later in the film, as the two entrepreneurs split, the company is sold out from under them by a character one may not expect. Darnell’s nemesis, Renault (Peter Dinklage), now is in control of the Darlings, and Darnell and her colleagues must execute a hilarious attempt to retake control. This leads to more outrageous fight scenes full of humorous vulgarity.
The movie dominated its weekend box office, disallowing “Batman v. Superman” a third number one spot. In just three days, it accumulated an estimated $24 million, which is decent for a comedy film, and similar to McCarthy’s 2015 hit “Spy,” which grossed $29 million in its first weekend. Its also important to note that was a summer release.
For anyone looking for a great laugh, this is the movie for you. It has a great, realistic plot which makes it even better, the fact it could actually happen. Melissa McCarthy resoundingly delivers an odd yet relatable character once again, and a stellar supporting cast adds to the experience.