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The Good Boss (2022)The Good Boss (2022)

The Good Boss (2022)

Javier Bardem is magnetic in this office comedy of errors

Comedy, Drama

7.5

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Spain
Spanish
Funny, Grown-up Comedy, Lighthearted
2021
Fernando León de Aranoa
Almudena Amor, Celso Bugallo, Daniel Chamorro
120 min

Synopsis

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Academy Award Winner Javier Bardem stars as Blanco, proprietor of Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town, which awaits the imminent visit from a committee that will decide if they merit a local Business Excellence award: everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, Blanco pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.

Our Take

7.5
The Staff

In this office comedy of errors, Javier Bardem plays Blanco, the titular boss, but whether he is actually good is what the movie wryly examines.

As head of a small manufacturing company, Blanco treats his employees intimately, going so far as make their problems his own. He believes this is why his company is nominated for an excellence certification, but as he waits for the possible award, cracks start to appear in his “work is family” facade as everything that could go wrong, starts going wrong. The Good Boss is an anxiety fest for Blanco to be sure, but a winning tragicomedy for us all.

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