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Melissa McCarthy Is Everyone’s Favorite Boss

Melissa McCarthy takes charge in her new comedy “The Boss” directed by Ben Falcone and written my Melissa McCarthy, Falcone, and Steve Mallory, now playing in theaters. “The Boss” is about Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy), a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s convicted of insider trading. After she is released from prison, she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart. However, everyone she's screwed over is not so quick to forgive and forget. Darnell enlists the help of her former assistant, Claire (Kristen Bell), to help rebrand herself. McCarthy was fantastic in the lead role, playing Michelle Darnell pretty much combining her characters from “Bridesmaids” and her television show “Mike & Molly”. She obviously has a lot of fun with her role in this film by the way she bosses people around and her comedic timing is just always on point with her witty one lines. She helped write the script for this movie, but you can tell by her comedic timing that she improved a few of her lines. Kristen Bell was great as Claire, Darnell’s former assistant. Bell’s performance reminded me a little bit of her character in “See You Again”. Bell’s and McCarthy’s chemistry was perfect and you can tell that they had a lot of fun filming this film together by the bloopers during the end credits. The rest of the cast was excellent as well. McCarthy once again makes a funny and enjoyable movie with the help of her amazing husband/director Ben Falcone. You can Melissa McCarthy on “Mike & Molly” on CBS.


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