The Boss

Rated 1.0

A ruthless tycoon (Melissa McCarthy) goes to prison for insider trading; when she gets out, she’s forced to move in with her former assistant (Kristen Bell), then decides that her ticket back will be to horn in on the assistant’s daughter’s Girl Scout troop cookie business. McCarthy teams again with husband Ben Falcone as director and co-writer (with McCarthy and Steve Mallory). Did they set out to make an even worse movie than 2014’s Tammy? Well, they did—crude, cruel, coarse and laughless. Falcone encourages and caters to McCarthy’s worst impulses; she should leave him home and stick with Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy). J.L.