STAR COMES UP TRUMP-LIKE
MELISSA McCarthy’s latest movie has her play ruthless, money-hungry Donald Trump-like Michelle Darnell.
Fuelled by childhood abandonment and foster home-hopping, Darnell grows up with a chip on her shoulder and lacking any sense of loyalty.
When she is busted for insider trading, she comes crashing back down to Earth.
Upon release from prison, Darnell realises she has no-one to turn to but her underappreciated former assistant and single mum Claire (Kristen Bell).
Her story goes from rags to riches to rags and down the path to riches again when she hatches a money-making baking scheme.
Despite her tunnel vision, F-bomb dropping and inciting a Girl Scout street smackdown, we sympathise with Darnell because of her back story.
But while effort has been put in to make Darnell three-dimensional, other areas of the script could have done with the same attention.
Mistaking bizarre for hilarious seems to be The Boss’ primary downfall.
However, its saving grace is McCarthy.
Melissa McCarthy in The Boss. Below: Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell.