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The Boss Movie Review

I, like most people, fell in love with Melissa McCarthy after watching her outrageous performance in the hit comedy Bridesmaids. I’ve called her the “One of the funniest women in Hollywood,” and to this day, I still believe this is true. However, just because I think she is funny, that doesn’t mean I find all of her work funny. Tammy and Identity Thief immediately come to mind. These films aren’t horrible, but in both of my reviews I talk about how the movies fail to reach the female, physical comedian’s potential, and now, I add another title to the mentioned list—The Boss.

Kristen Bell & Melissa McCarthy in The Boss

Kristen Bell & Melissa McCarthy in The Boss

The Boss is directed by McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, who has been a creative force in the majority of her work. They make a great team, but unfortunately, they don’t always make great movies. See, before seeing this film, I argued that McCarthy was on the fast track of being type-casted. She usually plays the role of an eccentric character either a slob or in this case a wealthy snob. But, after seeing her newest picture, I realized it’s not her being typecast as much as her movies (the ones she or her husband are in creative control of) follow the same formula.

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Hot Pursuit Isn’t Worth the Chase

There seems to be a boom of female led comedies as of late, ever since the incredible success of Bridesmaids. I’m not saying, female comedies never happened, but it seems now like they are finally in high demand. We’ve gotten movies like The Heat and Pitch Perfect. I mean they are even making a Ghostbusters film starring all women. All I can say is, it’s about time. Most of these female lead comedies as of late have all been quite solid, which only means we are bound to get a few that don’t make the cut. Hot Pursuit, from director Anne Fletcher, is a prime example.

Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon in Hot Pursuit

Sofía Vergara and Reese Witherspoon in Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit follows awkward and by-the-book cop, Officer Cooper (Reese Witherspoon), who must protect outspoken Daniella Riva (Sofía Vergara), an important witness that must testify against a powerful drug lord while being chased by crooked cops and criminals.

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