Saturday, June 06, 2015

Such a funny girl

I've watched Mike and Molly a few times and don't really like it. It doesn't feel like it has anything to do with Chicago, where it supposedly takes place, and I don't sense any chemistry among the castmembers.

My lukewarm response to Melissa McCarthy's TV show makes my enthusiasm for her movies surprising. But I've completely enjoyed her in Bridesmaids, The Heat, St. Vincent and now Spy. She plays a smart but self conscious low-level CIA operative (when she was a little girl, her mother left notes in her lunchbox that said, "Give up on your dreams") who becomes a force of nature. And, oh, is she ever funny when she dispatches her nemeses.

At one point she says, "I'm not one to toot my own horn. But you know what? I'm gonna toot."

You go, Melissa. You toot. You are one funny girl. Thank you for an entertaining afternoon at the movies.
PS And who knew Jude Law could be funny?


  1. I have St. Vincent sitting right here--I need to watch it. I also am surprised by how much I like her movies.

  2. I still haven't seen any of her movies. Might have to give her a try.