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Well she gets constant acclaim for being funny, that's just your opinion, and she's not morbidly obese, maybe everyone's just fat to you. She's probably got more personality in a single strand of her eye lashes than you have in those ridiculous fake tits of yours. Good day.
Oct 20 - 05:57 AM
You're a republican
Oct 2 - 01:41 PM
You're right, there's nothing funny about a morbidly obese slob. If I were to see a movie starring one I would probably not like it very much. But I'm a person who has seen Bridesmaids and The Heat, movies which by the way star not a morbidly obese slob, but a hilarious, talented, young actress, who may not look like Scarlett Johannson, but why would she want to when she uses her size so well to her advantage?
I'm a person who watches a fair amount of comedy shows and movies, and I'm usually pretty critical of a lot of them. There is usually a lot of bad writing, repetition, bad acting, or all three. But Bridesmaids and
The Heat delivered on at very least the acting front, and they made Melissa McCarthy one of the top comedy actors right now, and rightfully so.
Aug 21 - 04:17 PM
RIght Scarlett Johanson is the only other way to look than a hippo
Sep 29 - 01:24 AM
That's clearly not my point. If you think that the point of that post was to say "Melissa McCarthy may not look like Scarlett Johanson, but she's not THAT ugly" then you either did not process the theme of it all or, more likely, you just didn't really read it. The point of the post was to:
1)say that it isn't nearly fair to say somebody isn't funny simply because they are a "morbidly obese slob" in your opinion. Although not to such an extent of what we usually think of when we think of prejudice, the best word to describe that is comedic prejudice, it essentially says that you really couldn't care less what she was saying, all you cared about was that she was fat and therefore, unfunny.
2)say that it is stupid to complain about someone not looking to your standards. If someone, let's say, forced you to date Melissa McCarthy, it may be justified; but when commenting on a comedy film, which nobody forced you to see and is a genre of movies where the actors appearance is quite unrelated to the possibility of it being funny, it makes no sense.
If you're angered for some reason that Melissa McCarthy may not be as attractive as your women of choice, there is absolutely no reason to go on a movie discussion and try to spread your inconsiderate ideas.
Oct 30 - 02:06 PM
You are an asshole
Aug 5 - 04:00 PM
I totally agree Bridesmaids was crap
and being fat is only funny if your John Candy or Nick Frost
Jul 28 - 05:18 AM
Funny, funny movie. I believe that was what they were going for, and they succeeded.
Jul 27 - 04:41 PM
Great movie and she's cute and hilarious. 95% of the audience in the theater laughed tonight, that means it's a success as a comedy i think.
Jul 26 - 08:25 AM
Jesus guys .. Johah Hill is a fat guy and no one mentions it .. GET OVER IT. John Goodman was great in The Big Lebowski but no one says he wasn't good because he's morbidly obese?!?!?! She's a real person .. and there are lots of fat people out there living lives.. SHUT UP ABOUT WEIGHT. There's nothing funny about looking old either .. but there were some very unflattering shots of Sandy Bullock looking OLD ..
Jul 23 - 10:47 AM
As usual, Peter Travers has his head up his ass.
Jul 21 - 05:38 AM
There's even less funny about a hateful snob. Melissa McCarthy is hilarious - to me. Have you ever considered that what's funny is subjective? No, I thought not.
Jul 13 - 12:55 PM
people on here are complaining that there's nothing funny about profanity. It's not the profanity I'm laughing at. It's the context that i's in...dumbass.
Jul 13 - 09:46 AM
Erlinda Ruiz VanDelinder
walked out of the theater. McCarthy's act got old in 10 minutes. She over played it and Sandy made a mistake on this one. Too bad, was looking for a laugh. At least the popcorn was good and we got our money back.
Jul 10 - 09:05 PM
When did unrealistic, short sighted plots filled with profanity constitute comedy? The funny parts did not require &^%$ or ^%$@. If the "F" word is hilarious then anyone can be funny. I was taught that if you had to cuss it was because your vocabulary was so poor you couldn't say anything else. I guess that if one accepts equality then women need to sound like drunken sailors and illiterate bums. I don't accept that premise. I was taught to have respect for the "fairer sex" and that didn't include having a trash mouth.
Jul 9 - 09:31 PM
apparently you weren't taught that then doesn't = than.
Jul 10 - 06:18 PM
Then obviously Mr Sullivan you missed the whole point of his post over a tiny grammar error. That's very small minded of you, and reflects on you, not Mr Eason.
As for Mr Eason's point. I agree, profanity does not constitute humour(English spelling, just in case you choose to pick on my grammar as well), though a well placed expletive can be humorous.
Jul 31 - 02:27 AM
I really don''t see what is funny in this movie, I didn't even chuckle much ? The whole she fat , she this didn't even occur to me , the movie itself was just not Funny period.
Jul 8 - 01:42 PM
are you watching the wrong person? She was hilarious in this movie.
Jul 8 - 06:36 AM
Loved it. Melissa is the funniest and most endearing actress! I would give anything to know her. She's such a cutie! Sandra was pretty darn good too. I laughed the entire movie and I hate comedy movies.
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Jul 8 - 12:15 AM
Sandra Bullock is always watchable, but Melissa stole the show. The writing was excellent and Melissa's delivery was pitch perfect. I don't understand the obsession with her weight. What in the world does that have to do with anything????
Jul 6 - 03:07 PM
If you are only focused on her weight or body type then you don't really see or understand how funny Melissa McCarthy is. She's been funny for a long time...way before Bridesmaids...and I thought she was great in that...and funny. And guess what...to the person who said she was only funny because she shit in the sink? What about Maya Rudolph shitting in her wedding dress in the middle of the street? Does her weight play into the roles she gets? Probably. But it is how she uses it...her timing, her delivery, etc that make her so funny. Not every fat person can do that. A lot of comedians play to their physical quirks..be it weight, height, looks, etc. The trick is knowing how to do it. I am overweight and I am extremely witty and funny but I can't do the physical comedy...kudos to MM for knowing how to both and doing them well...I think she's hilarious and very talented....and it has way more to do with than just her weight. I don't care what you look like or what your size is, if your humor sucks dead mules, I won't be laughing.
Jul 5 - 04:29 PM
some of you people here are so god damn rude! how about you do something with your life than be total assholes!
Jul 5 - 10:39 AM
Fatty fat fat
Jul 5 - 11:30 PM
Jul 8 - 08:28 AM
Says the guy that won't even show his face for a profile picture. You're probably a fat fuck too
Jul 13 - 09:42 AM
Ash J. Gilmore
You realize that you just called Johnny a fat fuck too, right?
Jul 22 - 11:29 PM
Seriously, dude it's the internet. You can't expect to not see a few assholes.
Jul 7 - 01:13 PM
well its very stupid
Maybe not Mellisa McCarthy. I don't know that person. But Melissa McCarthy is hysterical. So, there's that.
Jul 4 - 11:15 AM
I like McCarthy. She takes the Hollywood menu of airbrushed, surgeon-scalped, 2hr a day personal training sessioned model-like female actor standard that Hollywood perpetuates and cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies cash in on, and turns this paradigm on its head. Haven't yet seen the movie but plan to. She is one of the funniest, edgiest female commedians to come along since Lily Tomlin and Lucile Ball. I'm really not surprised by some of the idiotic posts below. Some of us are just more attached to fairytale Hollywood images of women than others.
Jul 3 - 09:36 PM
Right and those actresses who aren't hippos or airbrushed plastic like Kate Blanchett: totally just not as rebellious and "average woman" as a cake vacuum like McCarthy.
You can find her funny and edgey all you want. She's bland and a magnet for yuppies sense of humour, and a hippo to me.
Jul 5 - 01:50 AM
Oh and Jeanne Garafolo, Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, Kristen Schaal are all plastic hollywood anorexics too right? Gotta be a size 40 to be a true female trailblazer!
Jul 5 - 05:20 AM
Donna MacDonald is obese and needs to feel like that is sexy.
Let's all give her a big two drumstick sized thumbs up.
Jul 3 - 07:52 PM
Haters gonna hate no matter what.
Jul 2 - 11:51 AM
Why is having a valid opinion and a desire to share it considered "hating"?
Jul 2 - 12:41 PM
If she were funny or in half-decent movies this thread wouldn't exist.
Jul 2 - 12:42 PM
Obese monsters gonna obese
Jul 3 - 07:53 PM
Said the guy that probably slaving over the computer with his fat ass
Jul 8 - 06:41 AM
Let us know when your balls drop
Jul 11 - 01:23 AM
Right before yours did
Jul 13 - 09:43 AM
right before yours did.
Jul 13 - 09:45 AM
I had to read that in a black guy voice.
Oct 26 - 04:17 AM
The only kick I got out of this movie was seeing Tom "Biff" Wilson as the put upon chief (or whoever he played). "I'm 43! My 5 year old calls me grandpa!" Other than that the profanity laden tirade I fully expected but I also expected a FEW more laughs.
Jul 1 - 10:10 AM
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Seriously, dude? That was one of the dumbest things I've ever read. I think this movie looks horrible but I would never say something that stupid.
Jul 3 - 10:44 AM
it was great too
Jul 8 - 06:42 AM
It's very telling that old guys are giving it negative ratings based -- as far as I can tell -- on the fact that McCarthy doesn't give them boners. Hint: Maybe that's not the entire point of the universe, giving old guys boners? Just something to think about.
Jul 7 - 11:49 AM
Hope you are one day blessed with a daughter who has a weight problem. And that your wife can't lose the baby weight. Then lets talk about fat soccer moms. On the other hand, anyone who professes your level of blatant misogyny probably doesn't need to worry about the possibility of marriage and children.Did it ever occur to you that women might have enjoyed Sandra Bullock, too?
Jul 13 - 01:02 PM
If ou love continuous strings of profanity; if you are a religion basher; if you laugh at anything that's stupid; If you wonder where our kids pick up their potty mouths; then, this is the movie for you. It sets back the image of women 50 years. Very disappointed.
Jun 30 - 05:22 PM
Actually it doesn't set back the image of women by 50 years, because not many women would have spoken like that 50 years ago. 90% of men wouldn't have spoken like that 50 years ago, especially not if they were in law enforcement.
I agree that this movie was pathetically stupid. The plot was weak, the acting insipid and uninspired. None of these things have anything to do with McCarthy being fat.
Jul 31 - 02:42 AM
I don't think anyone should take a person's comments seriously if they are calling the actor in question a "blob". C'mon folks, let's use our big kid words and at least attempt to be respectful.
Jun 30 - 11:55 AM
Melissa McCarthy is hilarious. She stole the show in The Heat. It's on the inside that matters, not on the outside.
Jun 29 - 06:20 PM
Nope blob's aren't funny unless they're in Walmart
Jun 29 - 09:15 PM
what about chris farley. Are you telling me he's not funny?
Jun 29 - 10:16 PM
Sometimes, which I cover in the next comment down
Jun 29 - 11:16 PM
and that makes sense how?
Jul 8 - 06:43 AM
There's only choices in life that are funny to make light of, political orientation, and being fat.
And also getting butthurt on the internet and having a face like that but.
Jul 11 - 01:26 AM
I don't agree with the words you called her being valid as a reason someone is not funny. Chris Farley was hilarious. However, I do think her character in this movie was extremely predictable and the plot was awful. There were some SUPER hilarious parts, but also a lot of times where I was thinking, really? Or you felt like you had to wait the whole movie, "is what she's about to say going to be funny or just meh?" I think her character in Identity Theft was way more convincing. I actually wanted to slap her and grit my teeth the whole movie. She was so into her character and you could feel it, so even if what she said was funny or not, you were in love with her character. This movie felt like a 16 year old was sitting there thinking, where can I add in more profanity and dirty jokes to prove what a hard ass she is. But don't get me wrong, it was still a pretty hilarious movie.
Jun 29 - 05:38 PM
Fat men are funny, fat women are gross
Jun 30 - 10:16 AM
So glad Ms. Fake Boobs showed back up here for that witty comment. It was worth the wait!
Nov 2 - 07:55 PM
You're sexist and small-minded.
Jul 1 - 12:39 AM
Shut up, tool.
Jul 1 - 12:47 PM
Nope just hate fat women
Jul 3 - 04:22 AM
I bet women hate you, too, Pat. Not just the fat ones either, right? Sorry about that. Try not acting like an asshat, maybe?
Jul 7 - 11:50 AM
Nope asshat it will be, just for you darlin
She's not funny because all her humor is physical. What's more, it doesn't change to fit the situation. It's all about being as crude, and 'man-like' as possible. 'Did she just fart? But she's a woman! Oh, man! Classic! Woah, she just ate food off the ground? What WON'T she do? Hilarious!'
I don't wish anything bad for her, but I do hope she stops making movies soon.
Jun 29 - 02:07 PM
I can think of only one reason why you would NOT think this movie was funny or entertaining . The answer ? You have Zero sense of humor !
Jun 29 - 11:24 AM
Or Hippo McCarthy just isn't funny and her cheering section will laugh at anything she does because fat people want fat people to be liked.
Jun 29 - 09:18 PM
Jun 30 - 10:17 AM
I must be in that category, also. Because in order to make me laugh, it actually takes somthing funny.
Jun 30 - 05:35 PM
She's okay. And Chase, what in the hell is with your comments? Are you high again?
Jun 29 - 10:40 AM
Lol Which comments are you referring to? I'm always high, man.
Jun 29 - 11:06 AM
Jul 1 - 01:03 PM
She needs to scoop up as much cash as she can while she can. Hollywood is SO horrifying to women....misogynstic to the nth degree. Most roles for women are as just out of teens accessories to aging old geezers who have been in the game forever. The ignorance and stupidity is beyond belief and we accept it, allowing our daughters to be influenced about their role in life by utter sexist crap! At least McCarthy shows us that now and then a woman can once in a while, for a little while, make the money that a John Goodman, Jackie Gleason, or so many other obese males can! Cash in while you can McCarthy!
Jun 29 - 08:15 AM
That's bullshit. There are many actresses who play strong independent women in films. You obviously don't watch too many films.
Jun 29 - 09:18 AM
Give me a few examples to analyze.
Jun 29 - 10:27 AM
Ok, I will then.
Ripley in Alien...the first truly strong female role in film.....and what do they do? In your face crotch shots where you can tell she doesn't trim it all!!!!! Now that might be okay if we always got right in your face full screen shots of male crotches where you can tell exactly what is in he britches....but that almost never happens. So even that movie was SEXIST, just not as much as most.
Jun 29 - 03:46 PM
Yes a Fat woman being unfunny is going to strike a blow for Feminists.
Get bent, everyone loves money, exploitative, mysogynistic, it doesn't matter dump a wad of cash on a feminists desk and she'll jiggle her funbags till the billionaire says stop.
Jun 29 - 09:19 PM
I don't remember any crotch shots Alien at all. Couldn't I say the same thing about men too? We got movies like Twilight showing a bunch of shirtless dudes every five minutes, a ton of rom-coms with guys getting shirtless and nude all the time. There are also plenty of films with male crotch shots. Hell, in Django Unchained last year there is a close-up of Jamie Foxx's dick. It really just depends on the type of movie. Alot of the time the story calls for nudity and other times it doesn't. In Looper it was to show the similarities between Suzie and Joe because they both had jobs that required them to do things they weren't necessarily proud of. While in Pain & Gain it was used strictly because Michael Bay wanted some boobs in the movie. Do you see what I'm saying? No movie (well most at least) has sexist or misogynistic intentions really. It's more about the genre of film and who the target audience is.
Jun 30 - 05:47 AM
*in Alien at all.
James G. Bond - Near the end of the film Ripley is putting on the space suit and she is in underwear including those teeny bikini undies with the string sides an there is a lengthy FULL SCREEN shot of her hip, thigh and 'v' area as she is sliding into the suit...completely and totally sexist and unnecessary...added nothing to the film, just for male titillation - I guess they felt men would be intimidated by the film so they added in some shots like that here and there.
Jun 30 - 09:22 AM
Hi Pat. Like most needy attention seekers, no doubt you are insecure. Batman, indeed. Perhaps if you were just yourself, more people would care about you and love you and you wouldn't need to behave this way to get attention.
Jun 30 - 09:23 AM
James G. Bond. A shirtless man is indeed manipulative and usually indicative of a film that must rely on sex and/or to sell. And I know you aren't trying to say that most films show male parts, right? But Foxx's shot was barely visible. You seemed to have not read what I wrote, especially the 'almost never' and 'most'.
Jun 30 - 09:41 AM
oops and/or violence
Donna, you sound fat.
Jun 30 - 05:59 PM
Jul 3 - 04:23 AM
Sandra Bullock in blindeside, hilary swank in million dollar baby, i could name more. but i agree with james. Sure there a lot of movies demoralizing a women, but there are also a handful that don't. :)
Jun 29 - 05:24 PM
Right, that's why I said 'most' roles for women. I never claimed ALL were. Eastwood's film was loosely based on Katie Dallam, lesbian boxer who was short and tubby - and an artist and intellectual. Hollywood and Eastwood, doing their sexist best, turn her into a dirt poor, gorgeous woman - thereby marginalizing us all.
Jun 30 - 09:07 AM
Blindside is seen as another 'white savior' movie by many, and many Black people and was accused of thus being racist.
"Ultimately, the film?s screenplay and Sandra Bullock?s performance misses the opportunity to connect with the tradition of the few white women who have stood against racism like Mary White Ovington, Lillian Smith, or Viola Gregg Luizzo, and instead draws on the much broader tradition of white women perpetrating paternalistic racism, set in stark contrast to portrayals of black women as unfit mothers. This kind of storytelling, repeated again and again throughout the culture, is just not that interesting and it certainly doesn?t rise to the level of ?art? in my view. It does, however, seem to draw a crowd. ?The Blind Side?is this season?s ?surprise hit? at the box office."
Nor do I see how some pretentious, bourgeois, privileged white women who decides to be a do-gooder amounts to a strong woman figure. She is owned and paid for by her rich husband and obviously spent a lot of her life shopping for clothing, jewelery and mindless fluff.
Jun 30 - 09:18 AM
To fat women: you must be also fat or you are "Hollywood skinny"
Jul 5 - 01:52 AM
Wow. That attitude of yours is real cute. No, really, fat shaming is really cool and you're obviously cool for doing it. After all, our weight definitely signifies how much we're worth as human beings. Now kindly fuck off the internet, please.
Jun 29 - 08:12 AM
He wasn't making fun of fat people, Shelby. He was pointing out that Hollywood uses her fatness as a joke in many of her films.
Jun 29 - 09:15 AM
FAT POWER UNITE! SHOW THE WORLD THAT HAVING A HEART ATTACK AT 45 IS PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE!
Just came out of the theater about an hour ago after watching this movie. I have to say I have never laughed consistently thru a whole movie as I did today. I have never also heard a whole movie theater laugh as much as either. There were also no seats left in the theater it was jammed full. Weather people like Melisa McCarthy or not it didn't show. Everyone seems to have really enjoyed the movie I overheard many people talking.
Jun 28 - 08:34 PM
What does weather people liking Melissa McCarthy or not have to do with anything? Weather people are the same as everyone else.
Jun 29 - 02:16 AM
The fact that a packed theater of people seeing The Heat laughed just says that people with bad taste in comedy/movies often flock to see the same lazily written crap
Jul 2 - 12:50 PM
P D Weddington
Forget about the weight. There's nothing funny about an endless stream of "fuck you" from anyone of any size. What a waste of time and money.
Jun 28 - 05:40 PM
I agree, I feel like they weren't creative enough to come up with material that was suitable for everyone. I don't mind a few f-bombs here and there, but really? Could you be less obvious that you just want to add as many "fuck" words and vagina jokes? I don't think either women are bad actors, but the plot was horrible and I felt it was a very simple-minded script.
Jun 29 - 05:28 PM
I also agree. It has nothing to do with her physical appearance and everything to do with her morals, ethics, values and those of the writer and director; of course they have none.
Jun 30 - 05:32 PM
Melissa Mccarthy is a VERY talented woman! she knows how to act,and if people say its the same part every movie,well maybe its cause she plays it so GREAT! also no one should review someone cause of their weight! its rude and harsh! at least she is doing something with her life other than sit behind a computer and be a critic on her weight!
Jun 28 - 10:21 AM
You're an idiot.
Jun 28 - 11:14 AM
Jun 28 - 01:33 PM
Jun 28 - 05:20 PM
um yeah im the idiot here.. totally
Jun 28 - 08:06 PM
Jul 1 - 12:48 PM
I couldn't agree more. The movie was hilarious. It is a dialogue driven movie, yes the plot is predictable and formulaic, but the banter is priceless.
Jun 28 - 09:18 PM
Really? The advertisements seemed to focus more on sight and slapstick gags. I haven't seen it so I can't judge though.
Jun 29 - 02:25 AM
I don't remember anyone critiquing her weight. What people said was that they use her weight as a joke too much in her films. Also, " at least she is doing something with her life other than sit behind a computer and be a critic on her weight!" you are sitting behind a computer writing comments too. Also, I don't want to be grammar police, but it's hard to respect your opinion when you're sentences are completely derivative of any correct grammar or punctuation.
Jun 29 - 02:20 AM
"you're sentences are completely derivative of any correct grammar or punctuation."
That's a joke, right? Aha. Seriously though, I agree. Too much emphasis is being placed on her weight. She's not that funny when it's basically, "It's funny because she's fat!" I don't dislike her so much as I've see she has some range, but I wish she's use that range more.
Jul 1 - 07:16 PM
I think I more of meant that he needs to stop with the exclamation points. I mostly agree with you on what you said.
Jul 5 - 04:19 AM
Ash, you wrote "you're" instead of "your", which is why I asked if you were joking because you pointed out his lack of grammar yet fudged your own. :P Also, I don't think the word 'derivative' makes sense in that sentence.
Jul 7 - 03:29 AM
I need to stop commenting at 2:00 am. I see what you mean now.
Jul 7 - 01:16 PM
If she's such a talented actress, then why doesn't she show it in this movie. I haven't seen any of her other work so I have nothing to compare it too, but if this is her gold standard acting then I don't wish to see any more of it.
Nothing I've said mentions her weight, or lack of Hollywood sex appeal. I appreciate character driven acting and clever dialogue and plot in comedy, of which there is very little in this movie. I actually felt my IQ wither under the constant bombardment of stupid. Luckily it returned after I walked out of the movie.
As for 'Doing something with her life'. Please can you ask her to stop now? At the very least convince her to do something else with her life, where we aren't being inflicted with her public presence.
Jul 31 - 03:02 AM
I have never found Melissa McCarthy funny at all, and Sandra Bullock is just falling more into the typical "Hollywood" bullshit every time.
Jun 28 - 12:41 AM
She is disgusting. I don't know why people find her so funny.
Jun 27 - 09:15 PM
You are all sick bastards!
Jun 27 - 08:30 AM
Ouch. That hurts.
Jun 28 - 07:12 PM
Are you kidding Pope Magoo XVIII? Chris Farley made being a morbidly obese slob hilarious. Melissa McCarthy may not be that funny, but being a fat slob is kind of funny.
Jun 27 - 08:12 AM
Jun 27 - 08:36 PM
I like Chris Farley. He was actually funny. Unlike Mellisa McHippo, his entire comedic appeal wasn't his weight.
Jun 30 - 10:21 AM
She was hilarious in Bridesmaids....but The Heat, Identity Thief, and The Hangover, Part III proved that she is a one trick pony and has no range whatsoever. She has played the exact character every single time. So, she's gone from Oscar nominated performance...to Adam Sandler baboonery!
Jun 27 - 07:43 AM
She was funny in Bridesmaid. Havent seen any of her work besides that. Oh well....to each their own
Jun 26 - 04:30 PM
I like her. It's good to see her star rise after so many years in the industry. She's more than paid her dues. Good for her!
Jun 26 - 11:36 AM
I agree, her whole appeal is her weight. Also, it kind of feels like Hollywood is shoving her down our throats.
Jun 26 - 08:13 AM
That profile picture is going to give me nightmares for months.
Jun 27 - 12:57 AM
AHHH YES SHE IS! THIS FILM IS A 65 ON THE LAUGHMETER. BULLOCK SHOWED WELL AS STRAIGHT MAN FOR MCCARTHY.
Jun 26 - 06:43 AM
Jun 26 - 08:12 AM
Whats the laughmeter? :)
Jun 27 - 08:27 AM
Let me rephrase: There's nothing funny about a morbidly obese slob if the entirety of her comedic appeal is the fact that she is a morbidly obese slob.
Jun 25 - 10:36 AM
Now this is something I can agree with.
Jun 26 - 12:56 PM
Which is not really the case at all. She started acting a long time ago, was on a critically acclaimed show (Gilmore Girls), is now on her own show, Mike and Molly, and played a slob with heart and a successful career (important distinction not often made) in Bridesmaids. Plus, she is the opposite of those characters in real life, brimming with class and very smart and funny.
Jun 26 - 12:58 PM
Which would be all well and good if she did not only take roles like the ones she has had lately. She actually is a good actress as evidenced by Gilmore Girls and ruined it by taking a role where she shits in a sink.
Jun 26 - 10:35 PM
Except that the one scene you describe was countered with scenes in which she became a very good, loyal, and rather wise friend. These parts aren't really one-dimensional just because there are crass elements in them. Beyond that, her movie career is now what, 2 or 3 years old? She's been in 3 movies now.
Jul 4 - 10:00 PM
Oh, Father! You are a true ignoramus. Fine if you think she is not funny but why do you have to bring her weight into your comment? Bet you don't do that with skinny actresses because in your eyes, that is "acceptable". Most of America is obese, you tool. Wake up. Would shudder to see what your face looks like.
Jun 25 - 09:42 AM
Her comedic gimmick is her weight. That's the entirety of her comedic appeal. All she offers is "I'm fat so I'm funny." If she wasn't fat, people would realize that she actually doesn't do anything funny.
Jun 25 - 10:32 AM
Glenn, you're a fucking idiot.
Jun 26 - 01:36 PM
Well said. Is John Goodman (my favorite actor) funny due to his weight? Hell no!
Jun 28 - 06:31 AM
I agree with that, but they do try to emphasize Melissa McCarthy's weight in her films. They basically make her a big slob in all her movies. John Goodman, while funny for other reasons also experienced this at one point.
Jun 28 - 07:16 AM
It really doesn't matter whether you're talking about her weight or whether she plays the same character over and over again. Most comedians play the same roles over and over because it's funny, Ferrell, Galifianakis. It just works. What makes McCarthy funny isn't the intellectual level of her humor. Humor after all is about letting loose and can span all levels of intellect. What makes McCarthy funny to me is her comedic timing and confidence despite the fact that she's fat in Hollywood and while that can be jarring to some, it's wildly entertaining to the general public right now.
Jun 25 - 06:39 AM
COULDNT AGREE MORE.
Jun 26 - 06:40 AM
There is no comedic timing with her....a true comedian can be funny in different situations...Tina Fey and Julia Louis Dreyfus have great comedic timing. McCarthy just screams and cusses and hopes somebody laughs. It'll get old real quick and she'll be left in a series of box office bombs like Galifanakis....Hangover and Due Date were his only real successes....everything else has suffered due to his lack of doing anything else.
Jun 27 - 07:47 AM
This movie looks idiotic. Just a Hangover for women. Bullock reprising her character from Miss Congeniality and McCarthy being McCarthy. and when they go with a poster of McCarthy doing something as simple-minded as carrying a rocket launcher you know the movie is crap.
Jun 24 - 08:09 PM
She's not bad, but she is definitely being crammed down our throats at this point. Plus, she plays the same damn character in every one of her films.
Jun 24 - 02:21 AM
Thanks for a great argument, Father. I'm sure you've convinced many that your side of the argument has valid points with your description of "morbidly obese slob."
Jun 23 - 08:42 PM
My point is that's all she is: a morbidly obese slob. That's the entirety of her comedic appeal. I suppose a morbidly obese slob can be funny if they have more to offer, but all she offers is "I'm fat so I'm funny."
Jun 24 - 12:24 PM
so Jackie Gleason fits that bill too does it you ignorant twat
Jun 24 - 02:05 PM
Actually Jackie Gleason was a talented actor and played a variety of characters. He also did dramatic roles. McCarthy doesn't have any range.
Jun 24 - 08:07 PM
Guy, just because an actress hasn't played a dramatic role doesn't mean she doesn't have range. She hasn't fully displayed her range to us but she did have a few dramatic scenes towards the end of Identity Thief (although it was a terrible movie) that I thought were played very well by her.
Jun 25 - 02:40 PM
What the fuck does Jackie Gleason have to do with this?
Jun 27 - 10:13 PM
Jackie was originally made fun of because of his weight-who got the last laugh?
Jun 28 - 06:35 AM
For me, she was one of the best characters in Gilmore Girls. Her character was witty and fun.
Jun 26 - 09:02 AM
further, she actually offered a dramatic and interesting performance in The Nines. She's being cast into films that capitalize on the talents Hollywood wishes to capitalize on. Look to her past work to find some gems that show of the range you think she lacks.
Jun 26 - 09:05 AM
Jun 29 - 05:33 PM
Your point? I never said fat people can't be funny. I think he was a great comedian.
Jun 30 - 10:23 AM
You guys don't know comedy. She is hilarious. No comedian has made me laugh as much as she has. Plus many other people find her to be funny also. she is one of the best comedians of today.
Jun 23 - 09:36 AM
Jun 28 - 03:22 PM
You strike me as the type that is constantly amazed Two and Half Men doesn't sweep the Emmys. Physical humor needs a counterbalance, or else everything degrades in a hack 3 Stooges routine. McCarthy has thus far only shown herself as being capable of playing a fat slob.
Jun 29 - 02:13 PM
Disagree. I find her funny. I found her funny in Bridesmaids and Identity Thief. I've never seen the show Mike & Molly.
Jun 23 - 07:22 AM
Not to mention, I found her funny in This is 40 and in The Hangover Part III.
Jun 23 - 07:23 AM
McCarthy isn't funny at all. This movie is going to suck big time
Jun 22 - 01:15 PM
Yea, she was funny in Bridesmaids i admit but now their just putting her in main roles and she is just so annoying. Like I hatrd her in Identity theif. Shes just annoying now. This movie also just looks like she walked straight off the set of identity theif and into the set of tjis movie; same annoying character.
Jun 21 - 09:49 PM
You are all misogynistic arseholes
Jun 21 - 08:47 PM
Yes because any man who doesn't like a female comedian, no mater how unfunny she might be is automatically a sexist. It has nothing to do with the fact that McCarthy is a women, its just that she's painfully annoying and unfunny. I have the same problem with several male comedians as well Kathie.
Jun 23 - 12:04 AM
and most of the male comedies out there are awash in high school humor, and have only a few amusing moments (from a female perspective). Get him to the Greek, and similar films I find grotesquely juvenile. I think there are definite taste differences in comedy between men and women, and it is ok.
Jun 24 - 11:31 AM
I wouldn't really put, McCarthy on a pedistal above those male comedians your mentioning Mollie. McCarthy is pretty much just as juvenile as them in terms of the gags she delivers. Plus i don't think its fair to go after male comedians as mostly juvenile in comparison to female comedians, i find that American humor by average usually depends on juvenile humor to get its jokes across anyways. Bidesmades depended on the same potty humor that the Hangover relied on.
Jun 24 - 02:51 PM
it is your opinion, and entitled to it Alex yet she was fantastic in the Gilmore Girls and in Samantha Who? and made every role her own. Lets dismiss the fact she is female. Jackie Gleason was a slobbering fat ass by your definitions one dimensional etc. actor comedian. Take away her weight which is a worse crime in Hollywood the drug alcohol or wife/spouse abuse and less forgivable. Ms McCarthy is hilarious and if anyone saw her SNL skits they would know and appreciate that genius. If you don't like her fine but don't publically attack her for her weight or anything else because it is essentially bullying at its most cowardly form and forum.
Jun 24 - 02:01 PM
I already dismissed the fact that she was female Mabel, that was the point i was trying to get across to Kathie Johnson. Plus i did see McCarthy in SNL and i still don't think she's that funny. She essentially uses the same character over and over again to generate laughs and shows little to no versatility in her comedic performances. For me its like she's trying to hard to get the audience to laugh instead of trying to authentically get her humor across. I think its low of you to resort to name calling, referring to me as a bully and a coward. I never resorted to calling either yourself or McCarthy by any names, I simply stated the my critique of her as a comedian and why I think she is overrated (an opinion I believe I am entitled to). There is a fine line between criticism and bullying and I don't appreciate you putting them in the same bandwagon. Plus I never mentioned anything about McCarthy's weight, so comparing her to Jackie Gleason is essentially irrelevent.
Jun 24 - 03:02 PM
Plus Mabel if your still calling me a misognist, i'd like you to actually quote the comments I've made and tell me how they are misogynistic. ALl i did was critque McCarthy as a comedian, I never once said anything about me not liking her because she was a women. Just because I don't like a female comedian, it doesn't automatically mean that I'm misogynistic. Its like saying i'm racist because I think Tracy Morgan is a terrible comedian.
Jun 24 - 03:09 PM
Mabel, Alex isn't the person that started this thread, so he isn't the person who said anything about her weight. That makes most of your comment moot as it has nothing to do with the reasons Alex dislikes her performances. It also has nothing to do with her being female. Your comment boils down to this:
"it is your opinion, and entitled to it Alex yet she was fantastic in the Gilmore Girls and in Samantha Who? and made every role her own. Ms McCarthy is hilarious and if anyone saw her SNL skits they would know and appreciate that genius."
Your only rebuttal is that she was fantastic and genius in other stuff, which may or may not be true [I haven't seen them, but what I have seen of her she's recycled the same character].
Jun 26 - 12:55 PM
Life must be rough for you if you have this worldview.
Jun 23 - 08:52 PM
I was being sarcastic.....
Jun 23 - 11:57 PM
And I was replying to Kathie Johnson, not you.
Jun 26 - 12:37 PM
I never really found MaCarthy that funny either. She essentially just plays the same unfunny character over and over again and the audience is supposed to find her hilarious. I personally can't stand her and I think that she's the most painfully unfunny comedian since Tracy Morgan. Hopefully Hollywood will eventually realize she isn't funny and stop forcing her down our throats.
Jun 17 - 02:59 PM
The only thing I ever liked about Tracy Morgan was his SNL skit of Brian Fellow or Fellows or whatever his name was.
Jun 18 - 12:54 PM
Unfortunately, she's going to be around for a long time.
Jun 18 - 08:48 PM
I am not sure Hollywood will be sensible, especially if money continues to come...
Jun 18 - 09:14 PM
What I'm hoping is that people will eventually stop going to see her movies which will cause Hollyood to cast her out seeing that she is no longer marketable. It's happend to quite a few comedians before, i see no reason why it can't hapen again.
Jun 19 - 03:32 PM
women won't stop going so just you stop and your misogynistic ilk keep the seats empty for us dumb females in the theaters. Ciao
Jun 24 - 02:04 PM
Mabel, shut the fuck up. It has nothing to do with her being female, you fuck face. It has everything to do with his opinion of her being unfunny and a hack.
Jun 26 - 12:47 PM
Look another one of these "misogynistic asshole!" comments. Give me a break, Mabel.
Jun 29 - 02:22 AM
I agree, Alex. Mitchell and James, don't lower yourselfs to their level.
Jun 30 - 05:28 PM
Agreed. Neither Melissa McCarthy or Tracy Morgan are funny in the slightest. Both of them seem to try to force their humour so much that you almost feel sorry for them. I feel the same about Alec Baldwin.
Jun 19 - 10:40 PM
Dont even get me started on Tracy Morgan. Cop Out or what ever its called is one of the worst movies I have ever seen, the guy is actually painful to watch.
Jun 21 - 09:51 PM
I can't stand her either though, unfortunately, judging by the performance of Identity thief she'll probably be around for awhile
Jun 20 - 09:52 PM
I remember seeing the trailer for Bridesmaids and not laughing once and thinking she was trying far too hard to be funny. Seeing the movie, however, she did get a few laughs out of me. I haven't seen her in much else, but in the trailers for Identity Thief, The Hangover Part III, and The Heat, she's unfunny as well.
Jun 23 - 08:50 PM
Not to mention that she seems to be playing the same character over and over again.
Jun 23 - 08:53 PM