Melissa McCarthy is not your best friend anymore

Gilmore Girls supporting actor is a star in her own right now

Melissa McCarthy in Identity Thief
Universal Studios
Melissa McCarthy in Identity Thief

The moment feels prescient now. McCarthy's brief, profane appearances in This Is 40 crack the movie open. With the new comedy Identity Thief, she gets a starring role. It might be great. It might be terrible. Either way, it's hers, and for now at least, she's a puppet off the strings, landing parts she wasn't supposed to get in big movies where no one expects her to fade into the background, playing characters who need best friends of their own.

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