"Like A Boss" is one of the first comedy films to be released in 2020. Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne play Mia Carter and Mel Paige, best friends for over 20 years who have built a makeup brand. They often come up with original cosmetic ideas, which gets the attention of Claire Luna (played by Salma Hayek), who happens to be a cosmetic mogul with ulterior motives. This dynamic makes for some pretty hilarious twists and turns.
The film is rich with some hard laughs that not only come from the leading pair but also the supporting cast, as it is pretty star studded. Billy Porter of "Pose" fame as well as the legendary Jennifer Coolidge portray characters Barrett and Syndey, both employees of Mia and Mel’s business “Mia&Mel". Jennifer Coolidge has some pretty funny one liners and Billy Porter manages to bring his magnetic talent to the screen once again, this time showcasing his comedic abilities.
Tiffany and Rose have some great chemistry throughout the film, accurately showcasing best friends who are without a doubt one another's “Ride or Die.” Giving the audience plenty to laugh at with energetic, humorous dialogue, the two bounce off one another throughout the film and leave behind some pretty memorable comedic scenes in the process.
Hayek also delivers in a way she hasn't before as the devilishly clever Claire Luna, who stops at nothing to steal Mia and Mel’s company right out from under them.
Rounding out the cast, there is Ari Graynor, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair and Jacob Latimore. Graynor, Rothwell, and St. Clair round out the friend group by playing Mia and Mel’s good friends Angela, Jill, and Kim while Latimore plays Harry, a love interest to Mia.
What I thoroughly enjoy about the film are the concepts it conveys, such as the stigma and expectation placed women to have kids and not worry about their career after a certain age. I feel the film portrays this perfectly and it is pleasant to watch the film unfold accordingly.
Another great component of the film is its soundtrack, often having the right song that fits the scenes perfectly.
More than just offering up comedy, the film also does a great job in showing what true friendship is, not only with the main pair, but throughout multiple friendships showcased in the film, which is very heartwarming to watch.
Overall, if you're looking for a pure comedy film with a bit of heart behind it, look no further, "Like A Boss" does a great job with that. Showcasing comedy, the true meaning of friendship and what finding your person in this world truly means, the actors do well with what they’re given. The story isn't as strong as most comedy films, but it still deserves recognition as these women in comedy definitely show who's boss!
I would give “Like A Boss” 4 out of 5 Swoops.