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1[[quoteright:257:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/movieposter_6.jpg]] ˛ [[caption-width-right:257:Thug Life]] ˛->''My name is Michelle Darnell, and I am the wealthiest woman in America. How wealthy am I? I wanted to come down on a golden phoenix and I sure as shit did it!''˛-->--'''Michelle Darnell'''˛˛Businesswoman Michelle Darnell (Creator/MelissaMcCarthy) is convicted of insider trading, when she released from prison she's ready to redeem herself with no luck, she moves in with her assistant Clare (Creator/KristenBell) and her preteen daughter who's a member of the Dandelions, a [[ScoutOut Girl Scout-like troop]], in time Michelle starts Michelle's Darlings and sell brownies and takes down her enemy Helen (Annie Mumolo).˛˛----˛!! This film provides examples of:˛* AMinorKidroduction: The opening scene shows Michelle being returned to the orphanage at ages 5, 10 and 15 by her adoptive parents.˛* AlphaBitch: Helen is an older version but, nevertheless, plays this trope, ironically, with a girl scout troop, where she bullies them and puts them down, along with the other den-mothers.˛* BadBoss: Michelle was this to Claire, even making her whiten her teeth at one point, despite that not being in her job description, and, later, Claire has to deal with Dana, who's snobby, vain, and overbearing.˛* DarkAndTroubledPast: Michelle spends her whole childhood as an orphan and is rejected and taken back to the orphanage by her foster/adoptive parents.˛* {{Expy}}: Michelle, of Martha Stewart and Suze Orman.˛* FreudianExcuse: As noted with the abovementioned, much of Michelle's personality and how she treats most everyone is because she was left at an orphanage and kept being returned. ˛* HypocriticalHumor: Claire reprimands her 10-year-old daughter for yelling "Holy shit!" when she finds Michelle in the closet, only to do the same things seconds later. ˛* ParentsAsPeople: Claire is a [[GoodParents good parent]] to her 10-year old daughter but she does have a lot to contend with as a single mother.˛* RichesToRags: Michelle after her release from jail, to her surprise, more when she has to move into her former employee's home.˛* ScoutOut: Dandelions and Michelle's Darlings ˛* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Was the case for Michelle until she's arrested for insider trading.˛* ThatManIsDead: Ronald will bring this when Michelle calls him by that name, in which case, he reminds her that he's "Renault" now.˛* WhiteCollarCrime: Michelle ends up in jail for insider trading.˛* WomanScorned: Inverted, Ronald (or "Renault", as he calls himself) holds a grudge against Michelle, after their engagement broke off because the latter took a promotion. This is partially the reason as to why Michelle was arrested for insider trading, as he tipped off the authorities.

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