By Shirl Hollenberg
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Especially if it’s another woman doing the dirty deed. Sparks fly as the ladies let loose in Like A Boss. Get ready for a take no prisoners comedy from Paramount Pictures now serving up mild laughs at Landmark Theatres and Cineplex Cinemas around B.C.
Out to replicate the mayhem a la Bridesmaids this time the setting is the business world. Two up and comers learn the hard way that getting to the top in the cutthroat world of business is fraught with danger. Lifelong friends Mel Carter and Mia have been best pals from childhood. Leave it to Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish to set the world of beauty on fire with their small store and unique brands. Watch out Revlon and L’Oreil. Or in this case a mega cosmetics conglomerate headed by Claire Luna. Dynamic Salma Hayek breathes fire as this lunatic corporate exec who has the small beauty upstart in her sights. Can you spell takeover makeover? Well, not so fast.
Bad behavior, salty dialogue and the raunchy picks up as the three lasses engage in a bitter battle for company control. Along the way hearts will be broken and friendships fray as the trio engage in a battle of psychological warfare against their family, friends and colleagues.
Made with good intentions by director Miguel Arteta Like A Boss is flighty fun over its 2 hours and 23 minute course.