Like a Boss appears in an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This was a mostly good but erratic image.
Sharpness was generally solid. However, more softness cropped up than anticipated, so the movie occasionally came across with a less than precise presentation.
Jagged edges and shimmering became a minor presence when we saw roofs, but these remained mild, and edge enhancement were absent. Source flaws also failed to present any problems, as the movie offered a clean image.
In terms of colors, the film favored the usual mix of teal and amber, though we got a few brighter hues at times. I thought the hues looked fine, as they were solid within the design parameters.
Blacks seemed deep and tight, while shadows were generally good. A few shots appeared somewhat thick, but low-light images were usually pretty nice. This turned into a largely satisfactory picture but not a consistent one.
As for the film’s Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack, it seemed decent for the tale at hand. It favored the usual “comedy mix” and didn’t present chances for the soundscape to explode.
We did find a few broader scenes – such as at bars and parties – but the track usually opted for stereo music and general environmental material. These didn’t seem exciting, and the surrounds lacked much to do. Even a sequence with drones kept the material mainly focused in the front.
I thought audio quality appeared positive. Speech seemed distinctive and natural, with no rough tones or other issues.
Score and songs displayed clear, warm music, and effects functioned well. Those elements were reasonably realistic and full throughout the movie, so this ended up as a low-key but workable mix.
Minor supplements fill out the disc, and With Coworkers Like These, Who Needs Friends? runs five minutes, 41 seconds. It provides notes from director Miguel Arteta, producer Marc Evans, and actors Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek, Billy Porter, and Jennifer Coolidge.
“Coworkers” tells us that cast and crew loved each other and everyone had a great time. No real information emerges.
”Get Some” With Ron and Greg goes for two minutes, 17 seconds. This brings an in-character reel with Mel and Mia’s sleazy competitors, played by Jimmy O. Yang and Ryan Hansen. It’s promotional and not especially amusing.
Two Deleted Scenes finish the disc: “You Need Me to Help You” (0:38) and “Now Hit Me” (1:54). Connected, both look at how Claire tries to get to Mel.
Really, these act as before and after for what I assume was a big gag in which Claire and Mel go through “indoor skydiving”. Perhaps they never shot the “action” part of this, so we’re left with bookends that don’t really go anywhere.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Boss. It lacks any extras.
Despite some good talent involved, Like a Boss offers a near-total dud. The handful of laughs generated in the movie’s opening act turn to bored silence for the majority of this stinker. The Blu-ray brings moderately good picture and audio along with modest bonus materials. Like a Boss ends up as a witless loser.