4 Movies That Prove Why You Should Never Get in a Car with Melissa McCarthy
Let’s say you’re hanging by the curb and the ever-ebullient Melissa McCarthy pulls up in a sad-looking Ford Taurus and says, “Hey! Get in! Take a ride with me!” Do. Not. Get In. You see, McCarthy has a long onscreen track record of speeding, stealing, flipping, crashing, burning, dropping people on top of, exploding, ramming, and otherwise destroying motorized vehicles. Her latest flick, Tammy, in which McCarthy and “Bad Grandma” Susan Sarandon take a cross-country road trip, is no exception. Behold the evidence:
Identity Thief (2013)
Damage Done: First McCarthy steals Jason Bateman’s car. Then she T-bones his rental car. She also knocks the driver of a van unconscious, and forces Bateman to ram into said van on the freeway, setting off a chain of events that end in Bateman’s car being run over by a semi. Later she breaks a police windshield, flies off the hood of a yet another car, and starts a highway pursuit that ends like this.
Destruct-O-Meter Rating (out of 5):
Damage Done: Okay, fine — so McCarthy doesn’t get into any actual accidents in this one. But her minivan looks like the car equivalent of Nick Nolte, and she packs it with SOMETHING LIKE 18 untethered puppies, which cannot make for safe riding conditions. Oh, and she appears not to be wearing her seatbelt, an offense that, in the state of Wisconsin (Bridesmaid’s locale), will set you back a minimum of $10.