The Boss

Synopsis: A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Ben Falcone
Production: Universal Pictures
  3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.4
Metacritic:
40
Rotten Tomatoes:
22%
R
Year:
2016
99 min
$54,489,847
Website
1,003 Views


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(UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)

Come on. Let's go.

Wait a minute!

You can't just return them.

They said I wasn't a good fit.

There'll be another family, Michelle.

(ROCK MUSIC PLAYING)

Oh, come on! Wait a minute!

What's the matter with me?

Not a thing, Michelle.

God's children are all perfect.

In their own way.

(ROCK BALLAD PLAYING)

F*ck you!

Never lose hope, Michelle.

There's a family out there for everyone.

Come on, Agnes. Families are for suckers.

Don't worry about me. I don't need anybody.

I'm going straight to the top.

Michelle. Michelle?

AUDIENCE CHANTING: Michelle! Michelle!

- Michelle!

- SISTER ALUMINATA: Michelle?

MALE ANNOUNCER:
She's the CEO

of three Fortune 500 companies

and the best-selling financial author

of Money Talks, Bullshit Walks.

The one, the only, Michelle Darnell!

(HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYING)

Who wants to make some money?

(MAN SHOUTING)

I can't hear you, Chicago!

Get those hands up!

Come on! There we go!

(RAPPING) MD going in on the verse

'Cause I never been defeated

And I won't stop now

Keep your hands up, put 'em in the sky

For the homies didn't make it

and my folks locked down

I never went nowhere

They're saying 'Chelle's back

Blame it on the conjure

They call it M.D.-ac

Can't never count me out

Y'all better count me in

Got twenty bank accounts

Accountants count me in

Make millions every year

The Chi's champion

'Cause all I do is...

MALE ANNOUNCER:
Give it up for T-Pain!

All I do is win, win, win no matter what

Got money on my mind

I can never get enough

And every time I step up in the building

Everybody hands go up

And they stay there

And they say yeah

And they stay there

Up down, up down, up down

'Cause all I do is win, win, win

And if you goin' in put your hands in the air

Make them stay there

(AUDIENCE CHEERING)

MICHELLE:
Thank you, Chicago!

Thank you. All right.

WOMAN:
I love you!

Thank you. I love you, too.

My name is Michelle Darnell

and I am the 47th

wealthiest woman in America.

How wealthy am I?

I had Destiny's Child reunite

only to have them come over

to my personal living room

so I could watch them break apart again.

Huh?

How did I get to my success level?

What's my secret?

I worked myself silly.

Okay, number one.

You work your ass off to get what you want.

Number two.

You do not let other people drag you down.

'Cause they will.

They are an anchor in your life

that you do not want.

Cut 'em loose and sail off.

If you work this program...

You. Will. Get. Rich.

And I'm not talking about chump change.

And I'm not talking about some

loose dollar bills at the bottom of your purse.

I'm talking about real fucking money!

Life-changing money!

AUDIENCE CHANTING:

Real fucking money! Real fucking money!

That's how you do it.

Now let's go make some money!

Thank you, Tito. What a night!

That's right, MD.

(LAUGHING)

Yeah.

I'm amazed that the United Center

is even still standing

because I crushed it tonight.

You crushed it like velvet.

Like velvet!

Send T-Pain some "thank you" flowers.

- Okay?

- Okay.

Look into getting more fire power to that bird.

Absolutely. More power.

No. The fire marshal almost shut us down

based on the pyrotechnics we used tonight.

I don't think that's an option.

Let's hire a new fire marshal.

CLAIRE:
I don't think you can

hire a fire marshal.

I think it's a city-appointed position,

but I'll look into it.

TITO:
All she does is win, Claire. Toot-toot!

CLAIRE:
I got this, Tito.

Okay? You can sit this one out.

MICHELLE:
Claire?

Oh, teeth whitening. Sorry. Sorry, yes.

- My God.

- Sorry.

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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa Ann McCarthy (born August 26, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer. She is a two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner, from eight nominations. She also received nominations for a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a BAFTA Award, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, among other accolades. She began appearing in television and films in the late 1990s, and first gained nationwide recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007). She played Dena on the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? (2007–2009), before starring as Molly Flynn on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly (2010–2016), the latter of which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as two other nominations during subsequent seasons. She has also been nominated five times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her five appearances as a host on Saturday Night Live, eventually winning in 2017. McCarthy achieved widespread recognition and critical acclaim for her performance in the comedy film Bridesmaids (2011); for her work in the film, she received nominations for the BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also had supporting roles in The Nines (2007), The Back-up Plan (2010), Life as We Know It (2010), This Is 40 (2012), and The Hangover Part III (2013). McCarthy then starred in the comedy films Identity Thief and The Heat, both released in 2013. In 2014, McCarthy starred in the comedy film Tammy and the comedy-drama film St. Vincent. In 2015, she headlined the action comedy film Spy, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination. In 2016, she starred in the comedy films The Boss and Ghostbusters. In 2018, she starred in the comedy film Life of the Party. McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone founded On the Day, a production company. In 2015, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, launched her clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, and was named the third highest-paid actress in the world by Forbes. In 2016, Forbes named her the world's second highest-paid actress in the world, with earnings of $33 million. more…

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