LIKE A BOSS – A Review by Cynthia Flores
Like A Boss is raunchy, silly, and hilarious. The film tells the story of two friends with very different ways of doing things. They’ve been friends since they were young girls. They started a beauty company together called MM. It stands for their first names Mel (Rose Byrne) and Mia (Tiffany Haddish) and is built as much on their great ideas of beauty as it is their friendship. The two are roommates and still live in the house that Mia’s mother left for them when she passed. They don’t have children or husbands as their other friends do. What they do have is their business, and they pour everything they have into it. Unfortunately, Mel has kept the fact that they are over $450,000 in debt a secret from Mia. So when their tiny little store and line of cosmetics is noticed by the fabulous Claire Luna (Salma Hayek), the timing is perfect. She wants to partner with them and bring them under her brand. Mel thinks it’s the answer to all their prayers, but Mia is not so sure. Is this the big break that the girls have been waiting for, or is Claire Luna, the devil in high heels? You’ll have to watch the film to find out.
Like A Boss could have gone wrong in so many different ways. It has its moments of being too crass or too silly. Still, it always comes back to the center anchor and heart for the film which is “never underestimate the power of friendship.” That’s why I like this film so much, it has a positive message of female empowerment. Also, I’m a huge Tiffany Haddish fan and Salma Hayek can do no wrong; so, seeing them in a movie together is just awesome. This is definitely a “night out with the girls” kind of film. But even men that go along with their dates to see the movie will have a good time.
I give Like A Boss a solid B+ rating and encourage all you “Boss Ladies” and your crews to pick up a cocktail with your popcorn when you see this funny film.
Directed by: Miguel Arteta
Written by: Sam Pitman, Adam Cole-Kelly, Danielle Sanchez- Witzel, Adam Cole – Kelly, Sam Pitman
Selig Rating B+
Running Time: 1hr 23min
Wide Release: January 10th
Starring: Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek, Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge
The Selig Rating Scale:
A – Excellent movie, well worth the price.
B – Good movie
C – OK movie
D – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.
F – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn’t paid for it.