Sunday, November 3, 2013
I think Sandra Bullock is a gifted comic actress, and she managed to make her scenes at least barely watchable, but I had never seen this Melissa McCarthy person before, and can say without hesitation that she's the worst. Was she supposed to be funny? Because she wasn't. It's been a long time since I've seen a performer so completely devoid of charisma, charm, and talent. Of course, I probably wasn't seeing her at her best, since this film had no script and seemingly no director.
All I really can say about this film is that it wasn't the least bit funny, and if the genders had been switched and this was a buddy cop about two men who treated women the way these two treated men, nobody involved in this film would ever be allowed to work again. I've certainly never seen, say, Ryan Reynolds shooting a woman in the vagina as the punchline to a joke.