The Boss is funny - but very rarely

The Boss
The Boss

In 2014, actress Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone ended her winning streak of hilarious comedies with the road movie Tammy, which they co-wrote and he directed.

Unperturbed by Tammy’s critical mauling, McCarthy and Falcone rekindle their unholy alliance in front of and behind the camera for this brash comedy about an egocentric businesswoman, who is forced to rebuild her life after a stint behind bars.

The Boss improves on its predecessor in one crucial respect: it is sporadically funny and the ebullient leading lady strains every sinew in her single-minded quest to milk laughs from pratfalls.

However, husband and wife haven’t learnt from past transgressions.