Like A Boss ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Vagina cakes at baby showers? Thought that was one of the more odd scenes in Like A Boss, but apparently true life is stranger than fiction.
Clearly these cakes are kind of a thing, especially among those looking to give their pregnant friends a laugh. Now that we all know, we can begin mentally preparing for the next baby shower we attend just in case a slice of an iced, bloody, pube-covered labia cake is passed our way. Don’t hesitate, just grab a fork.Like A Boss Vagina Cake Is Actually A Baby Shower Trend
Before we cut deeper into the comedy cake of this film, you should know this critique contains SPOILERS, so if you haven’t seen it yet and don’t want anything spoiled, bookmark and stop back after seeing.
… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS beyond here …
Tiffany Haddish only semi-annoying
Not a fan of her yelling nasally voice. It’s like fingernails on the chalkboard, but to her credit, she is a little more subdued in this role, which I appreciated. Her role as the creative partner in the cosmetics business was not very credible but I’m blaming that more on the script than her. She would have been more believable in a creative marketing role.
Rose Byrne dancing was best part
My favorite part of the movie was Rose Byrne trying to dance. That almost made me laugh. I’m smiling thinking about her doing that weird shuffle with her outstretched hands. She clearly is portraying a very, very bad dancer. Haddish by comparison looked like she could have been teaching a dancing class. Byrne just didn’t have the moves!
What was with the weed smoking?
The weed smoking for the two female friends seemed forced, awkward and out of place. The baby weed scene especially tried way too hard to be funny — and wasn’t. Now, if Snoop Dogg had been in the movie and crashed the wedding party and then smoked a joint with the women that would have made sense.
I don’t have any problems with depictions of drug use in films, bring it on, but it didn’t make much sense in this film.
The number of blogs I’m reading barely covering — most not even reviewing — this movie indicates the film’s general popularity. Sure, it’s a micro scale and probably a flawed metric, but it gives me an idea of what movies are being watched the most by movie bloggers.
With that said, I’m sticking by my three star, barely recommended to see vote for this film. I could have gone down to two stars and said skip it, but I think the basic story framework is different enough to warrant watching. Is it a great movie? No. But I didn’t think it was a terrible one either. It’s just kind of … there. Better and worse movies are playing right now.
Reviews by Others
What are other movie reviewers saying about Like A Boss?
- Citizen for Equal Opportunity: “speaking financially woke as Dr. Boyce Watkins would say however this movie displayed far from progressive I would go as far as saying it was very cliche of the black stereotype and white savior.”
- Cookies and Koko (3/5): “I would say check it out if you have the money, if not it can wait.”
- filmfanstake: “I just loved watching them go back and forth. The laughs here are memorable and make Like a Boss a January film actually worth checking out.”
- Jill Florio / Runpee (Grade: C+): “The audience had fun, so I think it hit the target of being pleasant, fluffy, amusing fare. There are a ton of female friendship comedies just like this out there, and there will undoubtedly be more of them.”
- Neil Pond / The Media Tourist: “…isn’t great, and sometimes isn’t even very good, but like a lot of movies in January, it suffers by comparison—to all the big, Oscar-bait films that just got unloaded into theaters in November and December”
- Spillin Cocoa Films (7/10): “I think it’s a good “girls night out” movie to enjoy with moms, sisters, and friends. It will keep you laughing and probably change your attitude toward most people. I do recommend it.”
- Bringing The Juice: “Not much else to say than this was one of the lazier efforts I have seen in awhile. Some of the performances are funny but overall not enough to save this one.”
- Critics Notebook / Will Bjarnar (Grade: D): “The cast and, yes, premise screams a hard-R, femcentric mess that at least promises for some bit of entertainment. The end result comes out whimpering.”
- Jacob Throneberry (1/10): “No laughs, no heart, and no risks. Let women direct these films, let women write these films. Stop giving projects to all male crew if you know the film is going to be about women.”
- Jonathon Wilson / Ready Steady Cut: “The result is an imitative and often illogical time-waster than is too deliberately apolitical and unchallenging to be offensive. It’s just a bad movie in almost every way that counts, and in all the ways that you’d think.”
- Let’s Talk About Movies (1/5): “I honestly can’t remember the last time I witnessed a comedy as bad as this one.”
- nathanzoebl (Grade: C-): “a limp and flailing comedy that just made me sad.”
- RockAtTheMovies (4.5/10): “I haven’t cared much about the work of Miguel Arteta but he did a terrible job with this film. The cast try their best, Salma Hayek and Jennifer Coolidge included but this one was a stinker.”
- Screen Zealots (2/5): “…is still just barely good enough if you are a fan of the two leads or if you’re looking for easy-to-swallow entertainment.”
- Society Reviews: “Everything here is an abject failure that can even dust up enough material to fit an 80-minute runtime. Trying to take the heat away from the film’s leads is exactly how another stinker like this gets made 2-3 years from now by creators who simply don’t get the picture.”
- Tom Moore / Moore Reviews (1/5): “…is another comedy misfire that’s easily forgettable and probably only make for a halfway decent girls’ night out. I can only hope that Haddish and the rest of the cast can find better material to work with in the future”
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