I get a real "nasty bitch in private" vibe from her.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, her movie only got a 26%
That Rex Reed review was damn vicious.
[quote] Embrace your new hag, 'mos.
It's not possible. It would be like trying to hug a sequoia tree.
She plays the same exact loudmouthed fat girl character in every movie she plays and I wouldn't want it any other way.
I love her in everything she is in, except for that awful CBS sitcom.
Yes r3, definitely
By all accounts, she's extremely sweet and humble.
Rex Reed must be rolling in his grave.
Rex Reed isn't dead.
Actually R3, I worked with her years ago when we were both lowly PAs on a kids' show.
She was very sweet, funny and genuinely a good person.
I'm more excited for Jason Bateman. He needed the hit.
I don't pay much attention to Jenny's cousin. Although, she was hilarious in Bridesmaids.
The gays love her and all of us that haven't seen Identity Thief will be going this weekend. And those of us that have will be seeing it a 2nd and 3rd time!!!
Her movie with Sandra Bullock being released this summer is going to be HUGE!
So, I decided I'd watch the trailer. I admit, it looks funny. I'd watch it.
R3 - that's a really nasty thing to say. She's worked really hard for over 15 years to get where she is.
Does anyone remember her in the credits of Charlie's Angels? Hilarious and succint.
I would love to see her and her cousin Jenny in a comedy - they're both so good.
Wasn't there a Blind Item recently about her husband cheating on her with Cousin Jenny? Granted it was CDAN, so there's a 97.6% cahance it was entirely fabricated.
Wow, everyone is talking about that Rex Reed piece.
His career is over. He'll be fired within the week.
When Rex Reed reviewed Lee Radziwill in the TV production of Laura, he said she killed the character of Laura so completely that he would forever think of her as "Lee Harvey Radziwill."
It's what he does. He will survive.
I thought the trailer of "Identity Thief" was obnoxious.
Don't Melissa give Jason Bateman a black eye?
She's actually quite attractive.
She's pretty for a fat girl.
How does Lauren Graham feel her former second banana is an Emmy winner, Oscar nominee, star of her own sitcom and now has the number one movie in the country?
I like her. She's a genuinely gifted comedic actress. How many other "stars" can you say that about?
I'll watch Identity Thief eventually. I find her funny.
[R24], I was thinking the same thing. Something tells me MM and LG aren't exactly pals. I sure did enjoy them together on Gilmore Girls.
I love her and she works hard in Identity Thief to wring some laughs but god it's a terrible lazy stupid movie.
She's awful. The huge mounds of fat don't help either.
I'm all for fat actors, especially the comedic kind. But I feel she's one-note. And in her latest movie they let her ad lib so much she sounds deranged.
She's just this year's Fat Poster Girl, for 200 lb. fraus who "have found their natural weight".
Fat is not fabulous
Identity Thief looks ok, but I'll wait for Netflix.
It's kind of ridiculous that we are even talking about her weight. We should be talking about her as an actress. I certainly wouldn't like it if people kept bringing up my sexual identity who I was sleeping with.
She's funny and different.
I believe she deserved the Supporting Actress Oscar that year. I sure do. She created a real character who got some of the biggest laughs in that movie.
She is very, very talented and if I ever do see this movie (and I just might) it will be 100% because of her.
The one downside of the success of this movie is that it's going to convince some studio head somewhere that the one-note no talent Jason Bateman is a star. God does he play the same bland Everyman in EVERY SINGLE MOVIE he does.
Identity Thief may very well beat Die Hard 5 in its second weekend which is unbelievable. It's already made close to 80 mil. in only two weeks.
Not only is Melissa McCarthy a star, she's a bigger star than Bruce Willis as his most famous character. Prepare to see her everywhere.
[quote]How does Lauren Graham feel her former second banana is an Emmy winner, Oscar nominee, star of her own sitcom and now has the number one movie in the country?
Who the hell cares what that bag of bones may think? The McCarthy bitch has the career I was supposed to have, GODDAMIT!
Roseanne Barr Arnold Barr
Add me to those who are happy for Jason Bateman, probably the best and hottest comedic straight man on films these days. Thank God Ben Stiller is over.
[quote]I don't pay much attention to Jenny's cousin.
Are they really cousins? I know Melissa was in one episode of Jenny's failed sitcom called, what else, JENNY.
r36/Roseanne still bitter that minor character Goerge Clooney went on to be on a hit show, a lucrative film career, an Oscar and several nominations. And he may get another for producing ARGO, which coincidentally also stars John Goodman. See, Rosie, you treat people like shit and they refuse to cast you in prominent projects.
SATURDAY 12:45 PM UPDATE: Seriously, why do studios open movies on Oscar weekend? With attention otherwise diverted, it’s hard for me or Hollywood to care about these two newcomers Friday. Audiences didn’t either. That’s why the Melissa McCarthy/Jason Bateman starrer Identity Thief will be #1 with $4.0M entering its third weekend and at least $13M through Sunday. One rival studio thinks the frenemies comedy did more Friday and can exceed $20M this weekend. Let’s see. After that there’s a lot of confusion over numbers and placements. Full analysis later today.
Identity Thief is #1 in its third weekend.
Yep, she's a star.
R35, Thanks for the link to Hollywood Deadline. I will start reading this site regularly.
When is it determined that McCarthy is a star, rather than the fact that the flick was very heavily promoted, like as a trailer before movies for months and months, and that people are desperate to laugh at anything? Most said it wasn't very good but that they wanted to see a comedy rather than an action flick.