Like A Boss

Featured In Issue 249, April/May 2020

WSR Score3
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Paramount Home Entertainment
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Miguel Arteta
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In "Like A Boss," best friends, Mia (Haddish) and Mel (Byrne) are living their lives, running their own cosmetics company until a villainous beauty mogul (Hayek) conspires to steal it from under them. When her devious plan drives the besties apart, Mia and Mel learn that sticking together is the only way to turn the tables and take their company back. The beauty business is about to get ugly. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes "With Coworkers Like These, Who Needs Friends" (HD 05:41) and "'Get Some' With Ron And Greg" (HD 02:17), two deleted scenes (HD 02:32) and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally in Ultra Panavision 70 using the Panavision Millennium DXL2 camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture is very colorful and striking with strong saturated hues that often pop. Contrast is excellent. Black levels are deep and solid with revealing nuances. While mostly bright scenes, shadow delineation is well defined, as are a couple of night scenes. The production design is largely comprised of brightly lit interior store and office spaces. Resolution is excellent with nuanced fabrics and facial features, such as makeup and hair styles. Object texture is vivid throughout. This is a terrifically colorful presentation with excellent clarity and sharpness. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with a lot of chatter. Atmospherics nicely fill in the sets and environments. Atmospherics are subtle and supporting, as well as realistic sounding. Sound effects occasionally come to the affair and comprise natural sounds. The music is well recorded with excellent fidelity. Deep bass is not a factor, though, foundational bass sounds natural during music segments. Dialogue is well integrated spatially. This is a decent-sounding soundtrack that complements the burnin' lips dialogue. (Gary Reber)