The Boss

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

McCarthy's hard-edged comedy squanders its potential.

R 2016 89 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 14 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Good film- not sure why some parents are being so fussy!

Took my 13 year old daughter with me. It was a good film, yes, there's scenes with alcohol, and bad language but lets be honest here- most teens pick these works/acts up in school anyways! Just because a movie said 'suck my dick' does not mean your teen will go around saying it. As with Alcohol/drugs, teens get taught about all these issues at school, plus it's your responcability as a parent to tell your kids about these things. (eg: having a glass or two of wine or something at a party is ok, but not everyday as it can cause addiction!'

This title has:

Great messages
age 18+

Very Raunchy

This movie is very raunchy and has a lot of cussing. Melissa is funny but she uses bad language like every 10 seconds. Kristin Bell was good and I think she was more funnier than Melissa (she kept saying “LANGUAGE” to her daughter in the movie every time she cussed which I thought was hilarious). I liked the part where Melissa makes her own scout group and they fight the other girls. Recommend this movie to older kids who can understand bad language and what they’re seeing.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

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