Best friends, Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish & Rose Byrne) are running their own cosmetics company when a villainous beauty mogul (Salma Hayek) conspires to steal it. Mia and Mel must stick together and fight to take their company back.
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I loved this movie the moment I saw the trailer. Is it crude? Sure is. Does it match my same sense of humor? Absolutely. A bit foul-mouthed? Oh hells yes. If you are easily appalled by this type of humor, then don't watch it. Now if you half way own a sense of humor that can check off the above 3, go for it!
It really is sad to see some decent actresses tied to this move. There was nothing new or funny about this movie as Haddish played the loud mouth which she plays in every movie/show/ interview nothing new. Oh Rose Burn how I loved you in the show "Damages" this was a hard movie to watch with the horrible dialogue this movie could not be saved from itself. My beautiful talented Salama this was really a black eye on an otherwise beautiful career with great movies of comedy, action and story telling. Please all the actress out there stop making movies for simply a hollywood paycheck.
The character played by Tiffany Haddish went from playing a tough, no-nonsense business woman, to a weepy, sappy punk; Really? Is the audience supposed to be that stupid? I was soooo looking forward to watching this. I wish I could get my money back, just so I could donate to a 'Black -Girls' Power Program. She had a back-stabbing colleague oops 'friend' that in the 'end' was really looking out for 'their' best interest; because we just love to be portrayed as too stupid to look out for our best interest and not having a clue about the business we are running, because our heads our on or in cloud 9 -- creating for the business. We can't be like umm... I don't know Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Folorunsho Alakija', Bill and Melinda Gates, or Steve Jobs, or Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos; but of course we can... we just need better writers and editors for movies with such a powerful story line and concept. I am sooooooooooo...very, very, very, very, very, very glad that I pre-screened this movie before inviting my daughter, and my girls' mentoring groups to watch it. Whew.... Thanks, but no thanks.
I rented this movie despite the bad reviews because it was on sale. So glad i did. I love Rose Byrne and I love Tiffany Haddish. They are both very strong comedic actresses, although Tiffany has played raunchier roles, and Rose's humor leans towards the drier side, I was curious as to the pairing. It was peeerrrrfect! I mean, there was a moment when I actually teared up because I love a movie about friendship, I mean, long term friendship, ups and downs and in the end, a ride or die. They don't come along often and it's not until you start seeing a gray hair every now and then, or complaining about your knees or wondering why the hec anyone goes to the movies after 8PM, do you look around and realize that the friends you have around you have dwindled down to the the friends you NEED around you and you're happy for the quality over the quantity. This movie touched me on a personal level because of that. A previous reviewer mentioned how she was disappointed over the black woman's portrayal as almost irresponsible and not making good overall decisions, but in my opinion, neither character made the best decisions. Rose character lacked a back bone in many ways because of her past and had problems speaking up or standing up for herself and sticking to her decisions. Flaws showed on both sides and if the roles were reversed, would this reviewer now say how the black woman is being portrayed as weak? This isn't a black and white thing. You can certainly look at it that way, but you'll miss the bigger picture. It was a movie about women, period. Something that Hollywood needs and what women and even men are campaigning for. Let's be happy for that! For supporting actresses, i will never say no to anything with Jessica Sinclair and Jennifer Coolidge. A standout for me though is Natasha Rothwell. I didn't know she was in this movie and my face lit up when i saw her! I first watched her on HBO's Insecure and LOVE her character. Literally makes me laugh with anything that she does. I need a movie where she's front and center, more screen time for sure because this woman's delivery is gold. Overall, this movie was a solid 4 stars for me. It is not a slapstick comedy, it's not a Bridesmaid's sort of comedy, although there was a decent amount of cursing. It really was a movie about friendship, overcoming obstacles that life throws at you, and of course, forgiveness and humility. I ordered my best friend of 23 years who lives 1200 miles away a small "just because" gift right after watching this.
guess it is all in what are you looking for in a movie? humor? lighthearted?? i mean with everything going on, this is what we need a movie that is not so serious, humor, laughter, and Girl Power (lifting the girls up, being friendly and kind to each other, forgetting your faults and being their for your mates (friends)) i mean seriously .. my hands and feet were sweating like crazy in a certain section don't wanna give that way, but OH MY GOODNESS!!! wow. Billy Porter ... curious ... i feel like he suddenly came out of no where ... i guess i need to google him? i know he was on the float in the Thanksgiving Day parade ...that Christmas was that 2019 or have i fallen behind and it was 2018? - was it Rockefeller Christmas one?? any who ... he just is every where lately?? hope he sticks around, love his humor! are you sure that was Salma Hayek???! i mean i recognize her voice ...but she doesn't look like herself at all??! Jennifer Coolidge, Liza Kudrow, so many great people!! so many laughs. humorous. Tina Turner "Proud Mary", such a great tune! love it!
Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne have their own make-up company. They look like they’re successful but they actually have a growing debt. That’s when cosmetics mogul Salma Hayek offers to buy part of their company in an attempt to take it over. The story is about the conflict between the three ladies that all have strong personalities.
Here’s the problem. The story starts off very funny. Haddish and Bryne for instance go to their friend’s baby shower and act like fools like smoking weed around a newborn. Much of that comedy disappears however when Hayek shows up. The story arch is also completely predictable so they had to come with the jokes to keep it interesting but it just totally fails. C