Like A Boss pits friend against friend when an industry giant expresses an interest in buying an interest in their start-up cosmetics company.
Money changes everything. It’s a good rule to know and you probably should never forget this. Mel Paige (Rose Byrne) and Mia Carter (Tiffany Haddish) are best friends. They’re also the inseparable type. The duo are living together years after they first met. Whether it is healthy or not is another question. In any event, they’ve turned their garage start-up into a cosmetics company worth having an eye on.
Things change for Mel and Mia as soon as Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) enters the picture. It’s no secret that their company is in the hole. Could Claire be the answer to all their problems or will she only happen to cause more problems? Mel and Mia’s friendship is put to the test at the very moment that money enters the picture. But will their friendship be enough to survive the tension being placed between them?
Now I reviewed in the film in January back when the climate was very different than what it is today. It was still the typical January comedy but little did I realize that it would be among the few studio comedies to grace the big screen. Like a Boss is sure to offer some much-needed distractions during uncertain times. And laughs. G-d only knows how much we need to laugh right now.
Things that do remain true to this date: Billy Porter steals the show. He has one of the best performances I’ve seen this year with regards to supporting actors. There’s no telling how the Oscar landscape plays out with Hollywood shut down and theaters closed. But if you were to ask me to vote right now, Porter is a lock for a Best Supporting Actor nomination on my awards ballots.
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL
- With Coworkers Like These, Who Needs Friends?
- “Get Some” with Ron and Greg
- Deleted Scenes
DIRECTOR: Miguel Arteta
SCREENWRITERS: Sam Pitman & Adam Cole-Kelly
CAST: Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair, Karan Soni, and Salma Hayek