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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:53 PM

YO Rex Reed, you think Melissa McCarthy is a 'tractor-sized hippo'? Her movie won the weekend BIG


In addition to the "tractor" and "hippo" comments, Reed refers to McCarthy's career as a study in "being obese and obnoxious with equal success."

(foxnews link for above sentence, find it I refuse to post it)

At 3,141 locations, Identity Thief earned an estimated $36.6 million this weekend. That's one of the best openings ever for an original R-rated comedy, and it's director Seth Gordon's top start ahead of Four Christmases ($31.1 million) and Horrible Bosses ($28.3 million). It's also way up from Melissa McCarthy's Bridesmaids ($26.2 million); all three of the aforementioned titles wound up closing with at least $117 million, which suggests a $100 million finish is within reach for Identity Thief.


http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3627&p=.htm


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Reply YO Rex Reed, you think Melissa McCarthy is a 'tractor-sized hippo'? Her movie won the weekend BIG (Original post)
DainBramaged Feb 2013 OP
zappaman Feb 2013 #1
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #2
benld74 Feb 2013 #3
thelordofhell Feb 2013 #4
Initech Feb 2013 #5
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #6
Initech Feb 2013 #7
underpants Feb 2013 #8
whistler162 Feb 2013 #9
11 Bravo Feb 2013 #10
ancianita Feb 2013 #11
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #12
spanone Feb 2013 #13
tabbycat31 Feb 2013 #14
Tabasco_Dave Feb 2013 #15

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:55 PM

1. My friend worked on that movie and I saw it this weekend.

It's pretty good.

This review shows that Reed has some personal issues with the actress and not the movie.
It's pretty much the most mean-spirited/personal thing I've ever seen a reviewer write

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 05:58 PM

2. She's one of my favorite actresses...

I don't care if she is overweight she's still very pretty. I just hope she doesn't have health issues. Cuz if she sprains her toe someone is going to say it's cuz she is obese.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:05 PM

3. Rex Reed's career is one that was always "being obnoxious AND an ass with equal success."

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:46 PM

4. Obviously, Rex Reed never saw Gilmore Girls or Mike And Molly

And he also acts like she writes all her movie roles.................she's an actress, not a stereotype

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:55 PM

5. Fox News has no class, what do you expect?

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:00 PM

6. As soon as I have $6 I'm going to see this little movie

And carry a sign that says Rex Reed sucks at reviews as I enter the theater.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:01 PM

7. I'll buy the DVD when it's out!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:03 PM

8. I saw that today and I did not know that Rex Reed was still alive...or relevant

Suki (Gilmore Girls) is doing great. We are going to see that and Argo next weekend.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:04 PM

9. From what I have seen of the previews it appears

to be another "Let's see how many suckers we can get to watch this POS!" movie.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:05 PM

10. Rex Reed is still alive? Who knew?

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:08 PM

11. There's sexism in this slam. Fat male comedians have always been well received in this country.

When Chris Farley, Cedric the Entertainer, John Candy, Ralphie May, Gabriel Iglesias and fuckin' JOHN BELUSHI have combined the obesity/obnoxious, it's high comedic art. Let some woman do it and she's a gimmick. FUCK REX REED. Melissa McCarthy is funny as hell.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:13 PM

12. PERFECT comparison

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RALPHIE MAY!!!!!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:15 PM

13. i find her charming and intelligent.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:27 PM

14. I have nothing against her

But I absolutely refuse to see the movie, simply because ID theft is no laughing matter.


Speaking as someone who has had her ID stolen, cleaning up the mess years later and the botched credit reports, etc. I don't find the subject funny at all.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:04 AM

15. Rex Reed hasn't been relevant since disco and platform shoes.

His taste in movies has always been very elitist.

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