like a boss

★★★

DIRECTOR: Miguel Arteta (alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day)
STARRING: tiffany haddish, rose byrne, salma hayek and billy porter

 

REVIEWER: lyall carter

Two friends with very different ideals start a beauty company together. One is more practical while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle.

Gals rejoice! Nothing spells girls' night out like a boss-babe-bestie-gang comedy, and Like a Boss is just the ticket.

 

Mia and Mel are lifetime best friends who own their own cosmetics company, built from the ground up. Times are tough getting it off the ground when Claire Luna (Salma Hayek), a makeup mogul, offers to invest. They sign the dotted line before quickly realising the mistake they've made!

 

Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne portray Mia and Mel, the adult roommates come best friends come business partners. They've navigated middle school, high school and careers together, so surely they can take down this cosmetics superpower? Where Mel is people-pleasing, Mia is pure confidence, and together they can USUALLY make it work. But this particular conundrum threatens to tear them apart for good.

 

Wherever this fluffy story falls flat, it's the chemistry and comedy between Haddish and Byrne that brings it back to life. The modern, quick-talking jokes are super fun and had the whole cinema in stitches. The gorgeous girl power throughout makes Like a Boss the perfect flick to watch with the girls - it's easy and empowering all in one.

 

Throw in a few fun sidekicks and it's a real people pleaser. Our personal favourite was Barrett (Billy Porter), all smarts and sass and completely unmissable.

 

Grab the ladies and celebrate BFFs with this killer comedy.

★★★

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