Director: Paul Feig. Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Bobby Cannavale, Miranda Hart, Peter Serafinowicz. 120 min. Rated R. Comedy/Action.
Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy. There are/were comedians for whom scripts were written, solely having them in mind to play the lead role - and if they rejected the role, the film wouldn't work. Melissa McCarthy has been added to that list now, because I can't imagine any other female using her "overbearing" physical presence, her quirkiness and unsure manner, and her paradoxical ability to hurl obscenities, all simultaneously, and still remain hilarious and interesting. Nevertheless, this film's best moments are its vulgar humor, and I've never seen that as cinematic virtue; because vulgar jokes are inherently funny anyway.