“Like a Boss” (Paramount)
By Catholic News Service
Sexual humor is the stock-in-trade of this comedy about two best friends and business partners (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) whose relationship becomes strained after their cash strapped cosmetics company is rescued by a domineering titan of the industry (Salma Hayek) intent on seizing control of the firm by driving them apart.
In addition to lazy bedroom jokes, director Miguel Arteta’s feminist buddy film is tainted by a vaguely anti-family tone since it exalts friendship and professional success over marriage and child rearing and condones commitment-free hookups.
A benign view of casual sex and marijuana use, frequent vulgar gags, a couple of mild oaths, much rough, crude and crass language, an obscene gesture. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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