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The point is, Melissa McCarthy is pretty great. Plot[ edit ] The film begins with a voice-over by Lucy Missi Pyle discussing what it's like being fat, and having skinny friends in college.

But, the fact of the matter is, that we are all flawed in whatever way that may be and, I'm sure, that most of us aren't major fucking dickheads to one another, least of all to our friends. Granted, the friends went through something very serious and that might have brought them together, but it's all wrapped up with a neat little bow.

She calls her friend Becky Melissa McCarthycrying and insinuating she is dying.

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The film also lacks structure, it's almost like you're watching one long skit. Sam is dead and Richard dies while waiting for help. There's racism, sexism, homophobia, adultery and that's just off the top of my head. But there is no denying that the characters are just insufferable and the structuring of the script and its themes is piss-poor, at best.

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That's enough about that. The problem is that it feels like they're ticking off a box of 'complex' issues. It's peruanos racistas yahoo dating to see how these people ever managed to be friends in the first place.

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You see, she used to be fat and she had gastric bypass surgery and she is just four pounds away from her goal. Over the course of the trip, various aspects of the lives of all of Lucy's friends are revealed. Lucy and Becky, who is pregnant, wade into the water so that Becky can toss Richard's ashes to sea.

But that's not what happens.

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She doesn't just use her 'weight' to get laughs, she uses all of the talents that she has at her disposal. Lucy tells them she believed that becoming thin would make her as happy as them, but what she has realized on the trip is that none of them are happy, and that it never had anything to do with weight.

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Raye goes back to Washington and wins a Senate election. Everyone is angry with Lucy, especially Becky, who convinced everyone else to come after Lucy called her.

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Everyone else survives, after Raye runs to get help, also proving to Mary that he cares about others more than himself. Granted, this is also a supporting role, but I think it might have been the one that put her on people's radars, at least in Hollywood.

Orchestrated by Becky, the circle of friends meet up in an airport in Montana. The meeting is occasion for some "changes" that make everyone a less ugly person, and we're supposed to feel good about it, through the magic of quirky independent film charm.

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But it's not an entertaining movie and you really shouldn't watch it, there are better things to do with your time. George reveals himself as gay. Raye and Mary are unhappy together and Mary ends up taking off her wedding ring and ending her marriage to Raye.

Granted, it's in a small independent film and she had done some work prior to this point in supporting roles.

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The acting is perfectly solid, but these actors just can't elevate a script with contemptible characters. Richard apologizes to Becky for the way he treated her just before he dies. Some would argue that she's just a female Kevin James when they criticize her or they use her weight as a reason for why she's not funny.

You could go out and get laid or something.

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As Sam is driving the group back to the lodge, he has a heart attack and the bus goes off the road. Bridesmaids brought her so much more success and exposure, naturally. Not to mention that, when it comes right down to it, Melissa McCarthy is a damn good actress and Kevin James couldn't act his way out of a paper bag if that bag was possessed by Daniel Day Lewis' spirit and it gave him lessons.

They jump all over the place from character to character, focusing on whatever issues the film wants to discuss at the time.

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And it's not even that the movie is bad, it's just that the characterizations leave a lot to be desired. The idea is a good one. Not this movie, there's no possible fucking way that anyone, ever, could relate to any of these detestable people.