May 19, 2016

The Boss | The Corny Movie Review by Navin

The Boss
Take a deep breath folks, because this is going to be as hard as on you to read as it was on me to watch it.
Melissa McCarthy (best known for her roles in Spy, Hangover 3, and the TV series Mike and Molly) plays Michelle Darnell, an orphan who kept getting dumped by foster parents that ended up scarring her. She is an excellent example of an over-achiever with a Borderline Personality Disorder because of traumatic events in her childhood.

The movie begins in a flashback to her days at a Christian orphanage/convent, where she was constantly being 'returned' by mortified foster parents. As an adult, she is the '47th wealthiest woman in the world' and a ruthless, emotionless tyrannical tycoon. When she is sent to prison on charges of 'insider trading', and later released, she starts from square one, and plots her revenge against her former lover Renault (played by the uber talented Peter Dinklage, and is also the guy who put her in prison). 

The Boss is over-hyped, under-played and grossly over-done. It is a poor hybrid between My Crazy Ex Girlfriend, and a dozen other forgettable movies. 
Would I recommend it? Hell No!
The otherwise incredibly witty and comic McCarthy sleep-walks her way through this movie.
Dinklage should probably stick to the Game of Thrones for now and resist the temptation to do movies like this. His last outing in Pixels was equally terrible. 

My Rating: 5.5

What does the ratings mean?
0-4  : Not worth your presence in the same zip code as the TV/Theater.
5-7  : Err... the movie is pretty, but it's definitely missing something. A storyline, that is.
8-10: 'Drop-the-dishes, stop-the-sex, jaw-dropping, that-is-incredible' 2 hours of movie experience
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