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The buddy film genre is one of Hollywood’s favourites. It has consistently given us timeless tales of friendship from films like ‘Lethal Weapon’ to ‘Superbad’. But these primarily focus on male bonding. Female buddy films on the other hand…are as rare as a comet.

Miguel Arteta’s ‘Like a Boss’ then is a breath of fresh air as that comet. Artreta is known for his indie features that tell stories about women, which include ‘Duck Butter’, ‘The Good Girl’ and ‘Beatriz at Dinner’. But with his latest feature he takes the mainstream road, creating a fun, glitz, over-the-top studio comedy that celebrates female friendship and ambitions.

‘Like a Boss’ centres around best friends, Mia and Mel, who run their own Atlanta-based cosmetics company. But things turn upside down when the two find themselves in debt, with a too-good-to-be-true proposal from the industry titan, Claire Luna. Their friendship is put to the ultimate test and the two soon realize they must fight back or they will lose their business and everything it stands for.

The film stars Tiffany Haddish as Mia and Rose Byrne as Mel in the lead, and the two share an effortlessly charming chemistry which easily becomes the highlight of the film. It also stars Salma Hayek as Claire, along with Jennifer Coolidge, Natasha Rothwell, Billy Porter, and Karan Soni. The Cinemaholic

‘Like A Boss’ is screening at Liberty by Scope Cinemas, Colombo City Center, Majestic Cinemas, Empire Cinema and PVR Cinemas

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