The Boss' Wife

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"If you want success, you've got to grab it."
  • R
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 4.9  (680)

The Boss' Wife is a romantic-comedy film released in 1986, directed by Ziggy Steinberg and starring Daniel Stern, Arielle Dombasle, and Fisher Stevens. The story follows Joel Keefer, a young and ambitious accountant who works for a corrupt businessman named Harry Puglielli. When Harry invites Joel to his house for the weekend, Joel meets the boss's wife, the beautiful and mysterious Velda. Joel quickly falls for Velda and things start to become complicated when Harry suddenly dies, leaving Joel in charge of his business and in a position to pursue Velda.

The film begins with Joel, a hardworking accountant, who is desperate to succeed in his career. He meets Harry, his boss, who is amazed at Joel's skills and offers him a job. Harry then invites Joel to his house for the weekend, where he meets Velda, Harry's sophisticated and alluring wife. Joel is immediately taken with Velda and feels a strong connection to her.

Soon after, Harry unexpectedly dies, and Joel is left in charge of Harry's business. With his newfound power, Joel starts to pursue Velda, but he discovers that she is not what she seems. As Joel navigates his way through the business, he realizes that Velda is not Harry's wife but instead his mistress. Despite this, Joel continues to pursue Velda, and their relationship becomes more complicated when Harry's business partners start to demand their share of the profits.

As Joel tries to keep the business afloat and keep Velda by his side, he discovers that Velda has a secret of her own. She is an undercover FBI agent who has been assigned to investigate Harry's illegal activities. Joel must navigate through the dangers of Harry's business and decide whether he is willing to risk his own life to protect Velda and her mission.

The Boss' Wife is a lighthearted comedy with a hint of romance and suspense. The story is well-paced, keeping the audience engaged throughout, and the performances by the actors are excellent. Daniel Stern shines as the protagonist, Joel, bringing a likable and relatable quality to his character. Arielle Dombasle delivers a charming and sensual performance as Velda, portraying her as both a seductive mistress and a strong-willed FBI agent. Fisher Stevens provides excellent comic relief as Joel's best friend, Leo.

The film showcases the glitz and glamour of the 1980s, with the flashy fashion and extravagant decor of Harry's mansion. The soundtrack also adds to the film's overall enjoyment, featuring popular songs from the era.

Overall, The Boss' Wife is a fun and entertaining movie that offers a classic twist on the romantic-comedy genre. While it may not be a groundbreaking film, it provides a delightful escape into a world of intrigue, romance, and humor.

The Boss' Wife is a 1986 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9.

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    4.9  (680)