Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"The Boss"

Review Summary: Les thinks that "Melissa McCarthy laughs are few and far between," and Ann laments that this is a disaster of a movie.

Plot: When a former titan of industry emerges from prison after getting caught for insider trading, she finds herself at her lowest point and is forced to start over and rebuild her empire. Runtime 99 minutes.

Director: Ben Falcone

Writer: Ben Falcone

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage

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