Well, The Boss is better than Tammy but that’s not saying much. Once again, Melissa McCarthy’s comedic talent is wasted.
Last summer’s parody smash, Spy, seemed to be a new era for actress Melissa McCarthy, then The Boss decided to make an entrance. Let’s make this clear, McCarthy is funny and she always has been. Ever since her career starter with Gilmore Girls, McCarthy has made a name for herself. She's excelled in well-written comedies such as Bridesmaids, The Heat, St. Vincent and Spy. However, she’s also been flustered in poorly-written comedies such as Identity Thief, The Hangover Part III, Tammy and now The Boss.
As soon as McCarthy hits a comedy reign there’s always been a film to follow that knocks her back two steps. The Boss is thinly-written and poorly executed to be called a true comedy. McCarthy still is able to bust out a few zingers, but not enough to save the film itself. The Boss is a baggy mess of inconsistent gags that overshadows McCarthy’s pure talent as an actress and it’s a damn shame. Fingers crossed this summer’s Ghostbusters (2016) won’t let her down.
The Boss is rated R (Restricted). For sexual content, language and brief drug use.
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