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THE BOSS [Theatrical version]

THE BOSS <span>[Theatrical version]</span> artwork

THE BOSS [Theatrical version]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 94m 42s

Release date 17/10/2016

Ratings Info strong language, sex references, drugs misuse

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Ben Falcone

Cast includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson, Tyler Labine, Kathy Bates, Cecily Strong, Mary Sohn, Kristen Schaal, Eva Peterson, Timothy Simons

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 07/10/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE BOSS is a US comedy about a disgraced entrepreneur who has to move in with one of her former employees after a spell in prison.


Frequent strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') occurs, as well as milder terms such as 'bitch', 'asshole' and 'shit'. There is also some play on words involving very strong language ('c**t'), including a character spelling the word out as part of a comic insult.


Strong verbal sex references include repeated use of the phrase "suck his dick", as well as references to 'blowjobs' and 'girl on girl stuff'. There is also a scene in which a man drops to his knees in front of a security guard, suggesting he is performing fellatio, but no further detail is shown.


A man snorts cocaine, then a woman tells him, "You look so f**king rad when you do coke". It is a comic scene, in which the characters look ridiculous.

There are also some scenes of moderate comic violence, without injury.


Title Information
Theatrical version
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
94m 42s
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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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