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Like a Boss | 2020 | R | – 5.3.7

content-ratingsWhy is “Like a Boss” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “language, crude sexual material, and drug use.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a few implied sex scenes and many sexual references, and many scenes of women wearing cleavage revealing outfits; a foot chase on an escalator, a near fall from several floors up and many arguments ending in glass and other items being broken, and one fight scene with no injuries; and over 20 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.”


Lifelong friends and business partners (Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish) are put to the test when a successful businesswoman (Salma Hayek) offers to invest in their venture — but is also determined to split them up. Also with Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor and Karan Soni. Directed by Miguel Arteta. [Running Time: 1:23]

Like a Boss SEX/NUDITY 5

 – A shirtless man lies back on a bed and a woman wearing a short slip (we see cleavage and her bare legs to the thighs) straddles him (sex is implied). A woman wearing a nightshirt leans over a kitchen counter and shakes her buttocks toward a shirtless man making pancakes (we see his bare chest, abdomen and back). A man comes down a flight of stairs into a kitchen and a woman wearing a robe tells him to leave (sex is implied).
 Three women dance in an office (in celebration) after signing a deal and they thrust their hips briefly. People dance at a party.
 Two women advise a young woman in high school not to have sex on prom night and one woman goes into detail about why, including a reference to yeast infections. Two women talk about sexual dreams they have had with descriptions of who was in the dreams and involved activities. Two women talk about a product in their store that is called a “One Night Stand Kit.” A woman makes a sexually suggestive remark to a man about another man. Women talk about a cosmetic business run by two men and their slogan is, “Get some, look hot.” A woman makes reference to her breasts being “enormous.”
 A cake for a baby shower is decorated in what resembles a vagina with a doll head emerging from the opening and red icing dripping down the side (like blood). Women wear low-cut dresses and tops that reveal various amounts of cleavage in many scenes throughout the movie. A woman wears low-cut dresses that reveal deep cleavage in several scenes. A woman’s dress is slit up the front revealing partial bare legs to the thighs. A shirtless man stands in a kitchen preparing pancakes (we see his bare chest abdomen and back) and a woman makes a suggestive remark about what they did the night before.


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Like a Boss VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 – Two women are chased up an escalator by two security guards: they throw their shoes and items from their purses at the guards knocking them down a couple of times until the women are surrounded by guards and one climbs over a balcony threatening to jump; the woman falls, gabs onto a banner and people on the balcony pull her back to safety. A woman threatens another woman when she won’t allow her to go to a woman’s’ office. Two women chest bump and one complains of the other woman’s breasts being so hard; they wrestle and one woman throws the other woman on the floor (there are no injuries). Two women climb out of a window and onto a roof where they argue and are reprimanded by three other women before they jump off the roof and into a swimming pool below.
 Two women smoke a marijuana cigarette in a room where an infant is sleeping, and they stand over the cot and drop the cigarette next to the child’s face (no injuries are shown). Drones fly around an office and a woman smacks one out of the air sending it crashing to the floor and a piece breaks off; another woman puts the pieces in her purse. A drone flies out of a woman’s’ purse and another woman throws a stapler at it breaking it to pieces. A woman hits a vase with a golf club during a meeting shattering it. A woman breaks a glass window in a woman’s office using a golf club.
 Two women argue bitterly at a party. A woman reprimands two other women for a bad presentation and the two other women argue. Two women fire a man at a restaurant and he yells at them briefly before leaving the room. Three women negotiate the sale of and investment in a business. A woman talks about a dream she has where her infant child is snapped by many mousetraps and pieces of him are taken away. A woman says that she is lactating when another woman mimics crying.
 A cake for a baby shower is decorated as what resembles a vagina with a doll head emerging from the opening and red icing dripping down the side (like blood). A woman pulls off her hair extensions and throws them to another woman.
 A woman eats a ghost pepper and becomes increasingly uncomfortable from the heat; she eats a large amount of bread, drinks a lot of water, eats a bowl of cheese and then spits it out onto a plate, she burps loudly and gags, and she drinks from a jug of milk and spits it on another woman who yells at her. A woman sits on a toilet (we do not see any flesh) and complains of pain after having eaten a ghost pepper the day before (we hear some splashing water sounds and flatulence).


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Like a Boss LANGUAGE 7

 – About 23 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 17 sexual references, 2 sexual gestures, 22 scatological terms, 34 anatomical terms, 18 mild obscenities, name-calling (cute nerd, rude, dumb, spicy, trippin, Pokémons, meaner, mushy, cheesy, boring, pretty little head, obsolete, angry carrot, feminist, selfish, charity case, nobody, bully, offensive, Tomfoolery, meh, whiney, weak, lame, freak, lying snake, blind, cry baby, idiot, lying, backstabbing, bucktoothed, coldhearted), exclamations (are you kidding me, ouch, relax, shame on your house, shoo-shoo), 12 religious exclamations (e.g. Thank God, Oh My God). | profanity glossary |


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Like a Boss SUBSTANCE USE

 – Two women smoke a marijuana cigarette in a room where an infant is sleeping (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details), photographs of two women show them smoking marijuana cigarettes and drinking alcohol including champagne, two women smoke marijuana on a rooftop balcony and one says that she thinks she smoked too much, a reference is made to someone cooking meth, a woman asks another woman if she’s doing cocaine, and a man says that a woman ate some “weed candy.” Women drink champagne at a baby shower, people are shown drinking in a bar, a woman guzzles a drink at a bar, and women are shown drinking glasses of wine and champagne in several scenes.


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Like a Boss DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Friendship, business, the cosmetics industry, money, communication, death of parents, strategy, trust, betrayal, fear of failure, espionage.

Like a Boss MESSAGE

 – Friendship is stronger than money.

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