Movie Review: Like a Boss (Is it Worth Watching?)

Movie Review: Like a Boss (Is it Worth Watching?)

Hey, Y'all!  Recently, Paramount Home Entertainment sent me the movie Like a Boss to preview and share my thoughts on it.

About Like a Boss

Best friends, Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives, running their own cosmetics company until a villainous beauty mogul (Salma Hayek) 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.  The film also stars Jennifer Coolidge and Billy Porter.

My Review

Before watching and seeing the actress, Tiffany Haddish is in the film, I had that gut feeling that it would be that raunchy type of comedy that she is known for.

I've seen the movie Girls Trip, which had actress Tiffany Haddish in it, and just like that film, Like a Boss is similar.  It's a chick flick that you watch after putting your kids to bed while viewing it with a glass of wine and snacks, or with girlfriends, at home!  And I do mean, at home, not in theaters to save your money.  Yes, it's not that good.

But let's be honest, I'm not much of a Tiffany Haddish fan.  Her comedy is way over the top as if she tries too hard to be funny.  It's like punchline after punchline that falls flat, like come on girl, you're doing the most!  And the minute the movie started, here comes all the profanity spewing out of her mouth!

The cursing and sexual references were too much for me.  Okay, yes, the film is Rated-R, and I'm sounding like a prude but, it was just too much!  However, the foul language started to settle down a bit as the movie went on.  Oh, and there are some drug uses also.  But, no nudity, thank goodness!

Even though the movie is overshadowed by unfunny jokes, it had good messages of not needing to look a certain way to have a thriving woman business, sisterhood, and girl power.

Also, the plot of the story was predictable, you pretty much know what's going to happen next.

Another thing, I hate the way they portray women, especially black women as loudmouths, vulgar, sex craze fiends!

I will say, the best part of the movie is seeing Atlanta landmarks throughout the film like AmericasMart, downtown Atlanta, and other popular venues in the city.  It had me pointing out that I have visited those places.

With several well-known actors in the film, I genuinely wish it was better.  But hey, maybe the movie was not meant for me, and some people enjoys ridiculously uncreative films.

After reading this review, and you're still interested in seeing it, it's out now on digital and Blueray/DVD.

The Digital and Blu-ray releases have deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes bonus content featuring interviews with the cast.


  • With Coworkers Like These, Who Needs Friends?
  • “Get Some” with Ron and Greg
  • Deleted Scenes

Rated-R – Language, crude sexual material, and drug use

Have you seen Like a Boss?  If so, what were your thoughts?

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