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Like a Boss Movie Review, Cast, Plot and Trailer


Like a Boss is a 2020 American comedy movie, Its a Fascinatingly Unfunny Movie with an Incredibly Funny Cast. The film was released by Paramount Pictures on the 10th of January, 2020. The movie received negative reviews from critics and has grossed $26 million. The movie plot follows two friends who attempted to take control of their cosmetics company back from an industry titan.

Like a BossDirector: Miguel Arteta

Writers: Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly

Like a Boss Movie Cast

  • Tiffany Haddish as Mia Carter: Mia Carter is a co-owner of Mel & Mia’s, with a brash personality.
  • Rose Byrne as Mel Paige: Mel Paige is a co-owner of Mel & Mia’s, she is more business-savvy, but lacks the confidence of her partner.
  • Salma Hayek as Claire Luna: Claire Luna is a cosmetics mogul who obtained a controlling share of Mel & Mia’s while bailing out the owners. Claire plans to steal their innovative new product ideas for herself.
  • Jennifer Coolidge as Sydney: Sydney is Mel and Mia’s co-worker
  • Billy Porter as Barrett: Barrett is Mel and Mia’s employee
  • Ari Graynor  as Angela: Angel is Mel and Mia’s friend
  • Natasha Rothwell as Jill: Jill is Mel and Mia’s friend
  • Jessica St. Clair as Kim: Kim is Mel and Mia’s friend
  • Karan Soni as Josh Tinker: Tinker is Claire’s, right-hand man
  • Jacob Latimore as Harry
  • Jimmy O. Yang as Ron
  • Ryan Hansen as Greg
  • Seth Rollins as Byron
  • Veronica Merrell as Lola
  • Vanessa Merrell as Layla
  • Caroline Arapoglou as Brook
  • Lisa Kudrow as Shay

Like a Boss Movie Plot

Like a Boss, is about two best friends who live and run a small business together, it started as a kind of homage to ‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion’. It would at least explain the cameo at the end by ‘Lisa Kudrow’, one that’s presented as if it was meant to be a meaningful reveal and not in context, totally random. The difference is that ‘Romy and Michele’ were overgrown Valley girls and ‘Mia and Mel’ are nothing in particular.


They were introduced as entrepreneurs that launched an Atlanta makeup brand together and as flaky stoners incapable of basic tasks at the same time. Mia is the creative one and Mel is the responsible one, but none seems to really do anything when the movie began — which explains why their store is deeply in the red, but not why cosmetics mogul Claire Luna would try so hard to acquire them.

Claire Luna doesn’t just want their company, She has a whole complicated plan to drive the best friends apart in order to seize the controlling interest. Claire comes across as alarmingly reasonable compared to the film’s supposed heroines. Claire’s evil schemes mostly involve tasking the women with putting on presentations, a request that causes them to crack under the pressure and then rush to her office to demand their business back. Hayek, swinging a golf club and wearing an orange wig, is having a good time playing the role of a corporate feminist monster, but the movie didn’t provide her with any actual jokes. The movie fails to provide anyone with jokes.


Byrne, with her great timing, got stuck doing two interminable bits that rest on the lameness of her white-girl dancing. ‘Porter’, a longtime employee that Mia and Mel are forced to fire after the acquisition, makes a few chuckles out of a scene in which he storms out through sheer force of will. ‘Haddish’, one of the funniest people in the industry, works so hard in the scenes that you start to feel bad.