Every now and then an actor comes along that is so exceptional she becomes the topic of a humble blog post. Upon first appearances Melissa McCarthy could be seen as an un-couth, potty-mouthed bogan, and these descriptions I think would be fair. I like to think of her as a genius of comedic timing, a master of facial expressions and an utter guru of knowing the exactly right and usually most damning response in every situation. I think the latter is why she has become my hero, she has written and performed the words that so often escape me when someone really needs a swift verbal kick up the arse.
She is such a master my words here will unlikely do her justice, there is really only one thing you must do next time you are hunting around in Netflix and that is watch these scenes in the following movies:
Meeting the principal in ‘This is 40’ and the bloopers.
Any scene she graces in “Bridesmaids”
Every scene of “Spy” and “The Heat”
Worth watching out for are all the sneaky cameo appearances of her real-life husband Ben Falcone In most of her movies. The guy has laid his ego beneath her and the god of comedy so we can laugh at some of the characters he plays, often a love interest, but always with a twist.
Warning though if you hate swearing you may not appreciate Melissa, she made peace with her inner swear bear many years ago and has gone on to make an artform of putting two words together in a way you have never heard before, well not in my neighbourhood anyway.
SPY can be purchased on Google and Amazon prime, but if you subscribe to Foxtel it is available to stream there.