According to Box Office Mojo, five of the last eight Melissa McCarthy movies have grossed more than $100 million at the domestic box office. I tend to prefer Melissa McCarthy in supporting or co-lead roles, but the box-office numbers speak for themselves: McCarthy sells tickets...
Oh, good. For those who are fans of Melissa McCarthy but remain unimpressed by her movie collaborations with husband and director Ben Falcone (me), you may want to turn away now because this news is not going to thrill you (me). Following the success of Tammy and The Boss, McCarthy and Falcone are teaming up for another comedy film, this one in the vein of Rodney Dangerfield’s classic Back to School.
There’s a scene in The Boss where Melissa McCarthy’s character, a disgraced business mogul named Michelle Darnell, tries to rebuild her financial empire by going to a country club to woo potential investors. Her pitch goes badly, from both a practical perspective and a comedic one. Not realizing one of the investors’ wives is dead, she mocks her and calls her terrible names, and basically makes a fool out of herself. None of this is funny. The conversation goes on and on, fumbling for some kind of ending, until Michelle excuses herself and then suddenly and randomly falls down a flight of stairs. End of scene.
Melissa McCarthy is inarguably one of our most talented (and hardest working) actresses—if only some of her film projects could measure up to her greatness. Before the Academy Award-nominated actress plays Tinker Bell for Shawn Levy, she’ll appear in ‘Michelle Darnell,’ a film which sees her reuniting with her husband and ‘Tammy’ director Ben Falcone. Fingers crossed that this project is a little better than ‘Tammy.’
Melissa McCarthy (‘White Oleander’) stars in this holiday weekend’s new release, ‘Tammy,’ opening on Wednesday. Who is this Tammy we speak of? Is ‘Tammy’ more of a drama than it is a comedy? As a service to all of humankind, we answer every question that you could possibly have about Tammy (the character) and ‘Tammy’ (the movie).
Considering Melissa McCarthy had three films that made over a hundred million dollars last year, is it fair to call her America's sweetheart? She's definitely the most high-profile comedienne working today, and her latest, 'Tammy,' just released its first trailer. And no surprise, it puts McCarthy front and center.