What do Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish and Kim Kardashian have in common? They’re all makeup gurus—well, at least Byrne’s and Haddish’s characters are in the upcoming laugh-out-loud comedy Like a Boss. (Side note: Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian recently screened the film at Kourtney’s house, and where was our invite?!)
The movie, in the same vein as Byrne’s and Haddish’s previous flicks (Bridesmaids and Girls Trip, respectively) centers on Mia (Haddish) and Mel (Byrne), two budding cosmetics entrepreneurs and BFFs. While running their makeup business together, the two lifelong friends fall into the classic start-up conundrum: They’ve burned through all their funding, and they need a clever plan to help them climb out of their financial hole and keep their beauty biz afloat.
After realizing they’re $493,000 in debt (yeah, that’s where the Kim K. analogy ends...), the two seek out the help of Claire Luna (Salma Hayek), an idea-stealing makeup mogul. But they won’t stand to have their genius products pirated by Luna’s powerful corporation. Haddish and Byrne are the ultimate comedic duo with their ridiculous on-screen antics (picture the female version of Step Brothers and you’re pretty close) as the two try to save their precious makeup company.
We’re sure the movie will have you howling with laughter from the contrast of Byrne’s quiet awkwardness and Haddish’s outlandish dance moves. Not to mention the antics from its other stars, including Pose’s Billy Porter (based on the trailer, his character is going to be our all-time favorite), Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde) and a ginger-wig-wearing Hayek (we can’t get enough of that hairdo).
Bottom line: Mia and Mel are relatable, lovable and will leave you and your friends in stitches long after the credits roll.
It’s hitting theaters nationwide on January 10—that’s less than one week, people—but you can catch a special “Girls’ Night Out” advance screening (including happy hour drink specials at participating locations...yassss) with your whole squad on Wednesday, January 8, two days before the actual premiere. Tickets for the early “GNO” screening, and for regular showtimes (starting Friday), are on sale here. Now all you need to do is figure out which friend is bringing the thermos of wine...