Like a boss? Melissa Mccarthy isn't slowing down anytime soon and appears to have alot more to do in 2016 aside from the upcoming ghostbusters reboot. The Boss (previous titled Michelle Darnell) looks to be another trip to the top of the food chain for Mccarthy, literally and figuratively, since there is alot to laugh about in the trailer in a short amount of time. The film didn't really receive that much attention until the trailer dropped, and now it's on the radar as one of Mccarthy's next big hits for 2016 following the success of 2015's spy.
Here's the plot summary:
The story follows Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s convicted of insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
Like it or not, Mccarthy seems to still be at the top of her game, and she isn't letting her critics stop her. The Boss may feature some of the obvious humor you would come to expect from a "Melissa Mccarthy comedy", but it won't be her cracking all the jokes or garnering laughs and giggles. Kristen Bell will also be playing a pivotal role in the film and will be playing off Mccarthy's character quite a bit. The Boss, despite it's crassness, actually has some interesting ideas to explore. The idea of re-branding oneself after a scandal or public-falling is an interesting topic. Having to reconstruct your public persona in order to climb back to the top can be a back-breaking struggle, and this movie seems to be taking that idea and making fun of it with satirical, over-the-top jabs. Mccarthy's character isn't just trying to improve her image, but become the poster child for Americans everywhere through acts of charity and graciousness in hopes of winning hearts and minds (or so we're lead to believe). This film actually plays to Mccarthy's strength's a bit since she has played characters that are loud, obnoxious, and boisterous, but who have a sympathetic nature about them. In the end, you will either root for Mccarthy's character to come out on top, or you will just laugh and poke fun at how her character hasn't changed a bit and how you knew it all along. Either way, it's pretty much a win-win situation because you either love to hate or hate to love her characters.
Mccarthy likes to make fun of herself and do all of these crazy over-the-top antics that illicit laughs from the audience, so why change a winning formula? Believe it or not, people will show up to watch this movie if they are curious enough, and they might even buy the DVD if they feel like it. Among other things, the film has secured a release date that will give it plenty of breathing room to do its thing at the box-office since it won't be released alongside any huge blockbusters. If this film can do as good or better than Spy's box-office, then it's guaranteed to chalk up another win for Mccarthy and sustain her career in film for that much longer.