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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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Comedy

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

Gross USA:

$63,285,885

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,844,582
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, Kathy Bates (who starred in Stephen King's movies, Misery (1990) and Dolores Claiborne (1995)), refers to Michelle Darnell as "Shawshank", which is a nod to another Stephen King movie, The Shawshank Redemption (1994). See more »

Goofs

The banner at the Dandelions meeting misspells "troop" as "troup." See more »

Quotes

Claire: [Knocking on the bathroom door, while Michelle is in the bathroom] Michelle, you gotta get out of the bathroom. I'm already late for work and Rachel's gonna be late for school.
Michelle Darnell: [From inside the bathroom] Well, I'm going as fast as I can. You're welcome to come in.
Claire: [Opening the door to find Michelle applying self-tanning spray] Fine, but we gotta get on the schedule if you're gonna be here. Oh, my God! Close your robe!
Michelle Darnell: No, absolutely not! I'm self-tanning and my legs are still wet.
Claire: I can see your ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Out-takes are shown during the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Boss (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Written by Robert Clivillés (as Robert Clivilles), Freedom Williams (as Frederick Williams)
Performed by C+C Music Factory (as C+C Music Factory) feat. Martha Wash
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Martha Wash appears courtesy of Steven Ames Brown
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Fun, Amusing, Overall A Bad Movie
9 April 2016 | by awakethenorthSee all my reviews

"The Boss" starts with a bang, which just slowly seems to die out into an attempted feel-good movie.

Peter Dinklage, playing Renauldo does a great job as the simple minded, ex-lover and obsessive character.

Melissa McCarthy is at most a mediocre actress with very little talent, and seems to only get by with her swearing and bluntness in movies.

Kristen Bell alongside Peter Dinklage are the only redeeming qualities in this film.

The Boss had a good idea to it, just poor choice of casting for the main role, and poorly executed plot.


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