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post Nov 21 2015, 10:31 AM
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Following on from Spy, I was very excited for the retun of Melissa and this seems to be it before Ghostbusters lands, doesn't look AS funny but that was always going to be a tough act to follow. I'm looking forward to it, there are some decent jokes in the trailer.


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post Nov 21 2015, 11:37 AM
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This looks great, I adore the cast heart.gif
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post Nov 21 2015, 11:41 AM
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Rita from Corrie getting dat Hollywood movie *.*

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post Nov 21 2015, 02:04 PM
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It looks terrible and unfunny ... will probably be more Tammie than Spy.
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post Jun 14 2016, 12:05 PM
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This was a lot of fun, not the funniest or tight comedy of the year by any means but there's something about Melissa that just makes me laugh out loud. There's a scene where they're planning a break-in and she starts flipping around everywhere like a ninja and it's just so much funnier because it's her laugh.gif I also found her whole character in this hilarious, she's literally not seen once without a turtleneck, it's so absurb but her character does provide pretty much 99% of the laughs. Not one of her better films in comparison to Spy and Bridesmaids etc. but certainly funnier than Tammy so that's good. biggrin.gif
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post Jun 14 2016, 01:36 PM
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I'd say this is easily her second best (non-Bridesmaids) film, obviously behind Spy. The Heat was also very good, but there's something about how LUDICROUS most of this is that just worked for me. The massive street fight between the children and her HATRED for Helen all just tipped it over into very, very funny for me. Yes it's pretty light on actual plot, strains credulity and has almost nothing to say, but it's a comedy and it made me laugh more than any other movie this year.
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post Jun 14 2016, 02:18 PM
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This was absolutely awful and has been rightfully slated. Peter was terrible as the villain, and while Melissa was likable as ever, the script was just dire. There is no way that it's anywhere nearly as good as The Heat!
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post Jun 14 2016, 03:40 PM
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This looks like the kind of film I'd love laugh.gif oops.
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post Jun 14 2016, 04:53 PM
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She needs to ditch her husband (professionally) and stick with Paul Feig (yay for Ghostbusters being very close!). It was better than Tammy but that's not saying much, it had a few laughs / one-liners that I liked that make it feel like I'm underrating it with a 6/10, but overall it's no more than that. Peter Dinklage didn't work for me and a large part of the movie is about them selling brownies..? Not really what I'm looking for in a plot.
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post Jun 14 2016, 06:15 PM
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I thought this was hilarious! It's not her best character but Melissa completely held the movie and Kristen was good as the sidekick.
The tall girl selling brownies, when they're breaking in to the building and the street fight had me in stitches laugh.gif
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post Jun 14 2016, 06:30 PM
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I wish people would stop making Melissa McCarthy happen puke.gif
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post Jun 14 2016, 07:17 PM
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post Jun 14 2016, 08:47 PM
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I thought this was actually QUITE GOOD, were we really expecting this to reinvent the wheel? tongue.gif I really don't understand the hate, for me it ticked all the boxes as I was laughing out loud throughout!

If I were to rank films where Melissa plays a prominent role:

Bridesmaids
Spy
The Boss
Identity Thief
The Heat
Tammy

The last two fall below par, but the Top 6 are hilarious! I haven't listed films that I haven't seen (St. Vincent, I'm looking atchoo)
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post Jun 14 2016, 09:00 PM
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QUOTE(Juranamo @ Jun 14 2016, 09:47 PM) *
I thought this was actually QUITE GOOD, were we really expecting this to reinvent the wheel? tongue.gif I really don't understand the hate, for me it ticked all the boxes as I was laughing out loud throughout!

If I were to rank films where Melissa plays a prominent role:

Bridesmaids
Spy
The Boss
Identity Thief
The Heat
Tammy

The last two fall below par, but the Top 6 are hilarious! I haven't listed films that I haven't seen (St. Vincent, I'm looking atchoo)


Stop this hate for The Heat. There's no way it in any way can be called 'below par' and is worse than The Boss or Identity Thief. The Sandra/Melissa chemistry is dynamite.
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post Jun 14 2016, 09:07 PM
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It's below par, but I guess it is a masterpiece in comparison to Tammy! laugh.gif I don't know, something about it just doesn't hit all the spots for me, maybe I need to refamiliarise myself with it...
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post Jun 14 2016, 09:28 PM
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QUOTE(Juranamo @ Jun 14 2016, 10:07 PM) *
It's below par, but I guess it is a masterpiece in comparison to Tammy! laugh.gif I don't know, something about it just doesn't hit all the spots for me, maybe I need to refamiliarise myself with it...



Well yes, Tammy is crap but The Heat is possibly one of my favourite comedies of the last few years. The one-liners are just superb. The Paul Feig/Melissa trilogy of Bridesmaids/The Heat/Spy are so good and I can't wait for the next one - Ghostbusters!
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post Jun 15 2016, 08:49 AM
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I found it quite funny, like others have mentioned the big fight seen was one of the stand out parts.

Simple on plot nothing ground breaking simple viewing for an hour and half away from real world fitted the bill perfectly for me.

As far as Melissa films rank for me

Spy
Bridesmaids
Identity Thief
The Boss
The Heat


St Vincent


Tammy
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post Jun 15 2016, 09:02 AM
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Melissa films ranked my critical acclaim:

Spy - 92% -FRESH (Audience: 79%)
Bridesmaids - 89% FRESH (76%)
St. Vincent - 77% - FRESH (79%)
The Heat - 67% FRESH (71%)
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Tammy - 23% - ROTTEN (37%)
The Boss - 22% - ROTTEN (43%)
Identity Thief - 20% - ROTTEN (53%)

Basically only her PF collabs have been a success in this respect as well as St. Vincent where she doesn't really play a comedy character in the same way.


My rank:

The Heat
Bridesmaids
Spy
St. Vincent
Tammy
The Boss
Identity Thief
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post Jun 15 2016, 11:06 AM
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For me:

10 Spy
10 Bridesmaids (I feel like this will probably be top again soon, I'm still riding high on Spy love...a year later)
08 The Boss
08 The Heat
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05 Identity Thief
02 Tammy
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post Jun 15 2016, 11:27 AM
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The Heat
Spy
Identity Thief
Bridesmaids
Tammy

Not seen The Boss but I am guessing it'll beat Bridesmaids for me, which I find good but seriously overrated.
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