‘THE BOSS’ Trailer Is Like Martha Stewart Meets ‘TROOP BEVERLY HILLS’

Melissa McCarthy leads a troop in THE BOSS. Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Melissa McCarthy leads Kristen Bell and a troop of girl scouts  in THE BOSS. Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Courtney Howard // Film Critic

…And, to steal Stewart’s parlance, that’s a “very good thing.”

I adore both her and TROOP BEVERLY HILLS. Why not smash both those things together and add comedy superstar Melissa McCarthy into the mix?! I can’t think of any reason why not. Well, maybe her “Kyle’s mom” wig is something that initially doesn’t warm to ya’. However, as the trailer runs, the funny ensues.

The last cinematic outing director/ co-star/ co-writer Ben Falcone had with wife McCarthy was TAMMY and we all know how that turned out: They gifted the world with the funniest bit about getting fingered by Boz Scaggs. Let’s just hope there are more comedic gems like that here. By the looks of the trailer, it looks like the second time will be the charm for the duo.

THE BOSS opens on April 8, 2016.



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