“LIKE A BOSS is the total chick flick you need to check out, with all your girls in tow” Kathy Kaiser
LIKE A BOSS – Rated R – 1 hr. 23 mins.
DIRECTOR: Miguel Arteta
WRITERS: Sam Pittman, Adam Cole-Kelly (screenplay) Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (story)
STARRING: Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek, Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge and Karan Soni
As we meet lifelong friends Mel (Rose Byrne) and Mia (Tiffany Haddish), they have embarked on creating their own beauty company together, one incredible formulation at a time! When one of their products catches the eye of global makeup company CEO Claire Luna (Salma Hayek), it seems that their business woes, might be a problem of the pas. But, it might also mean the end of an era for their relationship too, if they’re not careful…
I give LIKE A BOSS a rating between MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN and WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD! This total Chick-flick of a comedy brought a big ol smile to my face, as I enjoy the work of all of these ladies very much! The chemistry between Byrne and Haddish is palatable throughout, and as much as I love Haddishs’ brash comedic roles, I was also pleasantly surprised by how not going “Full-bore Haddish” played out better for her “a tad bit more serious “ role. I also thoroughly enjoyed the performances by Billy Porter and Jennifer Coolidge too, with her role playing out very reminiscent of her character in Legally Blonde, volumes 1 & 2. And as much as I love Hayek, I don’t really like when she plays “the mean girl”, but with that said, her performance is good in that particular role throughout Like A Boss as well. And the message conveyed thanks to writers Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly, is a rally cry for female empowerment, and following your dreams, which is fabulous for every woman viewing this film too. So with all these positive accolades, why not give LIKE A BOSS a perfect review? Well because even though it’s a perfect girls night out film to check out at a theater near you, none of the performances throughout are totally mind blowing, and even though I did laugh throughout, it’s not over the edge funny either, thus leaving me no other choice but to give it a “less than totally glowing” review…