The Good Boss
The Good Boss is a suspenseful and smart comedy that tracks a charismatic and manipulative factory owner. In this corporate satire, Academy Award Winner Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos, No Country for Old Men) stars as Blanco, proprietor of Basculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town. Distractions abound as Blanco, patiently awaits an imminent visit from a committee that will decide if his company merits a local business excellence award. Everything has to be perfect for the committees arrival. 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. [2021, Spain, 120 min, Rating: NR, in Spanish with English subtitles] Elizabeth Weitzman of the TheWrap writes, “It’s mesmerizing to watch such a powerful actor underplay so effectively. The more familiar Blanco feels, the more unsettling he becomes.” Roger Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times exclaims, “Wickedly warped!” Venue: Cinema Art Theater. Presenter: Rehoboth Beach Film Society.