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Like a Boss

Published April 15, 2020

Like a Boss

Film info

  • Title Like a Boss
  • Director Miguel Arteta
  • Year 2020
  • Run time 1hr 23m
  • Genre Comedy
  • Tagline The world of beauty is about to get ugly

Best friends, Mia and Mel are living their best lives, running their own cosmetics company until a villainous beauty mogul conspires to steal it from under them. When her devious plan drives the besties apart, Mia and Mel learn that sticking together is the only way to turn the tables and take their company back. The beauty business is about to get ugly.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:47Another awful car!!
3:21“She’s a genius, it’s infuriating.”
4:57“Be safe, and if you can’t be safe, name it after me.”
6:57Baby showers are the worst.
12:09Accountants burn! Trial disc of TurboTax, I ask you.
17:48“It’s still like you didn’t tell anyone cos I don’t know who the hell that is.” Aww, poor @jack.
21:17Love Salma!
27:39“We rock solid.” Mmmmmhmm.
31:48Rose Byrne trying to dance and fit in is hilarious.
37:58But their idea was so good. I mean, she’d have said no to anything, but still.
41:23Just because you’re meaner doesn’t mean you’re any good at firing people.
41:45Excuse me, rocket is a good solid word. WTF is arugula anyway.
43:50Okay, well, I’m in love with Barrett.
54:31Yea, I’m the one that can only come up with “snake.”
1:05:03They so clearly have the better products and plans.
1:08:13What is Zillow and why is it now a verb?
1:16:44You can’t just bring out the Phoebe. You can’t! I’ll have a heart attack one of thes days.
1:20:55I wish their Proud company really existed.

Thoughts

This was good, funny, and Rose and Tiffany were both great. I’m not sure the story totally held up - it was super short so it felt like they sort of ran out of ideas. I’ve got nothing against a short film, it’s a breath of fresh air in the current Hollywood climate, but I think Salma’s character should have messed with them more for it to really have the effect that it did.

And it felt sort of predictable, which was annoying, but then there was the big twist at the end which was both awesome and brought in an awesome guest star… so that was good! Jennifer Coolidge and Billy Porter were both great as well, making it a team that you root for, and underneath they had some great messages about friendship, beauty and self-confidence.

Rating: 4 / 5

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