Read This: Why doesn’t Melissa McCarthy get the respect she’s earned?

Melissa McCarthy’s movies consistently make money. In fact, they turn handsome profits on relatively modest budgets. She just starred in her latest box office-topping comedy, The Boss. She has an Oscar nomination and an Emmy award to her name. And yet, she’s hounded by the same complaints from critics and those who…

The well-meaning Tammy plays against Melissa McCarthy’s comedic strengths

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There’s a reason that Melissa McCarthy, the Oscar-nominated wrecking ball of Bridesmaids, appears pretty much exclusively in buddy comedies. Her shtick, a slapstick destructiveness laced with sarcastic obscenities, requires a foil to play against—a David Spade to her Chris Farley, a straight man (or woman) to balk at…