(2020) (Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Comedy: Two lifelong best friends sell their small, independent makeup business to a global brand and live to regret it.
- Mia (TIFFANY HADDISH) and Mel (ROSE BYRNE) are lifelong best friends, who started a small cosmetics business that operates both a brick-and-mortar storefront and an e-commerce website. Mia is the creative force behind the business, who's come up with various products and promotions. Mel is the more sensible one, who handles the accounting and business side. They have two employees, Barrett (BILLY PORTER) and Sydney (JENNIFER COOLIDGE), and have a lot of fun day in and day out.
Unfortunately, their business is $500,000 in debt and could go under in six months if they don't turn it around. Enter Claire (SALMA HAYEK), a cosmetics industry tycoon who wants to acquire their small company. Mel and Mia negotiate hard, and Claire accepts 49 percent of their company. But she puts a clause in the contract that if Mel or Mia quit the firm, she will get a controlling stake of 51 percent. So, she and her loyal assistant (KARAN SONI) plot to drive a wedge between the two best friends.
Fortunately for them, Mel and Mia have differing definitions of success. They also have three close female friends Kim, Angela, and Jill (ARI GRAYNOR, JESSICA ST. CLAIR, and NATASHA ROTHWELL) who appear to have all of the things they lack -- wealth, husbands, and babies. At the same time, Claire has acquired a rival small cosmetics firm run by two men named Greg and Rob (RYAN HANSEN and JIMMY O. YANG) who she also pits against Mel and Mia.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Older teens may be attracted to the film's raunchy humor and two leads.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For language, crude sexual material, and drug use.
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