Presented by James M. Tate / 4/12/2016 / No comments / 2016 , comedy , kristen bell , melissa mccarthy , team-up
MELISSA MCCARTHY & KRISTEN BELL IN THE BOSS
|Here are the only two good things about THE BOSS... Bell's breasts...|
|Here they are again...|
So with horrendously awkward direction by the star's husband, Ben Falcone, cutting away from scenes before the audience has time to either laugh, or not, we finally grasp a little piece of something that actually... almost... kinda... works... That being Michelle's predictable financial comeback when she and her "friend" become partners in a business having to do with tasty brownies and Girl Scouts (or a group based on them)... A sort of blue humor reboot of TROOP BEVERLY HILLS, for anyone who remembers such a picture...
TRIVIA: Anyone offended by the breast comments on the first two photos, well, both are featured heavily in a really, really long (and almost effective) scene so, they are, in fact, characters on their own, in a sense... And as nice as Ben and Melissa seem to be, both like Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, below-average looking stars who stick (or once stuck) together, there's an attempt at making us feel that looks don't matter when the very pretty Bell dates a fat, sloppy dude resembling a chipmunk who's been through a blender, twice, so that's pretty annoying, for sure • While Ben is a nice husband, he can't seem to capture his wife in a funny way (see TAMMY for proof), unlike Paul Fieg, who directed the superb BRIDESMAIDS, a so-so THE HEAT & the surprisingly decent SPY, and... we'll cross the Ghostbusters reboot when we get there, but it looks like pure blasphemy to the original • The reference to the 1980's comedy TROOP BEVERLY HILLS centers on a rich lady (Shelley Long) who, suddenly not so rich, becomes a troop leader to Girl Scout types while battling a manly bitch "scoutmaster," just like happens here, kinda • Speaking of Ghostbusting, another 80's movie that this attempts a stab-at is TRADING PLACES, only Dan Aykroyd's rich dick deserves what he gets, so it's enjoyable watching him deal with it • And click here to read another review, the only other concerning actress Kristen Bell on this site: it's funny since yours truly (like happened above, half-jokingly) asks forgiveness for being politically incorrect towards her hotness... must mean something.