Melissa McCarthy 5 results
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Can You Ever Forgive Me? finds redemption in unsympathetic Israel

Movie Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me? McCarthy finds a morose incandescence in the conflicted and largely loathsome character of author Lee Israel, allowing the viewer to push past ribbons of inky deception and see a woman who felt wronged by the literary clique.
3Score

Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph May Be the Best Boobs in the Business

Movie Review: Life of the Party Taking on the part of a middle-aged mom who goes back to school, McCarthy revisits college comedy tropes with a seductive brand of physical comedy and an empathetic edge. Not all the comic concoctions work, but the female perspective makes room for affirmation amid humiliation.
2.5Score

Who you gonna call? Ghostbustiers?

Movie review: Ghostbusters A new version of the 1984 comedy spotlights an accomplished, all-female cast, which just goes to prove that unnecessary remakes know no sexual boundaries
2Score

The Boss has brassy, bad-ass lady balls

Movie review: The Boss The Boss puts the concept of "lady balls" in a whole new context as Melissa McCarthy takes on gender stereotypes by landing a series of blows below the belt, and the pelt, of good taste
3.5Score

Movie review: Spy shakes up sexist tropes to serve dry comic martini

Melissa McCarthy takes a character who typically blends into the background and makes her visible, forcing us to see the inherently sexist tropes of the super spy genre, writes Katherine Monk