Like A Boss (2020)

dir. Miguel Arteta. Lifelong friends (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) run their own small makeup company, which they try and save by partnering with makeup mogul, Claire Luna (Salma Hayek). Almost entirely unfunny, save a few good lines from the brilliant Jennifer Coolidge (frequent star of Christopher Guest films, and Stifler’s Mom in the American Pie films). I really was hoping for a Nancy Meyers style women in the workplace dramatic-comedy, but it just doesn’t work. The business plot line does not make any sense, so there is no plot tension. The main bright spot is watching Salma Hayek glam up as a ruthless corporate shark. The movie could have been an update on THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006), with Hayek playing the Miranda Priestly role, but fails. I wish Nancy Meyers would make another movie in this genre, I loved THE INTERN (2015), especially when you fast forward the scenes between Jules and Matt. Watch that instead of LIKE A BOSS!

By Nicholas Hudson-Ellis

Co-Founder & Film Programs Manager of Bangkok Screening Room.

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