Trailer for “Cook Off!”: Melissa McCarthy Mockumentary on Food

Melissa McCarthy has been making us laugh in the last decade with movie hits such as Ghostbusters, Spy, The Heat, and Bridesmaids. However, Melissa is also well known for multiple successful TV programs. She first won our hearts as Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls, and since then she’s starred in Mike & Molly. She’s also done several Saturday Night Live guest appearances and has also appeared in Conan and Nobodies. However, before any of these happened after Gilmore Girls, Melissa actually starred in a mockumentary that was released in 2007 to a limited audience. That mockumentary is now finding its way to a larger screen, and we couldn’t be any more excited to see what it’s all about.

The trailer for Cook Off! was recently released, and we couldn’t help but reminisce about younger Melissa. This movie was made at least 10 years ago after all. Why it’s getting a wide release now is beyond us, but it doesn’t really matter. The trailer promises us a film full of the brilliant slapstick comedy that made Melissa the star she is now. Cook Off! is a satirical stab at the world of cooking competition. We’ve seen Melissa cook onscreen before, but it was as Sookie in Gilmore Girls, a rather talented and well sought after chef. In Cook Off!, Melissa seems to play a different role altogether, that of an amateur cook hoping to win the grand prize of $1 million in the said competition.

We see different characters in the film, each one with their own quirks and personalities. The film seems to poke fun at rural and middleclass America, as the plot involves amateur cooks being filmed at their absolute frantic glory. Melissa McCarthy is known for carrying the comedy with verbal and physical cues, but she isn’t the only comedian on the screen. In Cook Off!, she is joined by her husband, Ben Falcone, and other comedy veterans such as Wendy McLendon-Covey, Diedrich Bader, Louie Anderson, Jordan Black, and Jennifer Elise Cox. Melissa McCarthy is probably the most familiar face out of all these names, but remember that this wasn’t exactly the case 10 years ago when the film was made.

Cook Off! is directed by Cathryn Michon, known for her recent successful screenplay A Dog’s Purpose, and Guy Shalem. Michon is also credited for writing the film along with Wendy McLeondon-Covey. The trailer for the film plays it as if Melissa will be playing a large role in it. However, the cast list on IMDb credits Melissa quite far down the cast list. The official poster puts Melissa on front and center, but we’re not sure if this is a marketing tactic to get her fans into the movie theater. Melissa doesn’t have any other projects coming out in 2017, but she also happened to be one of the highest paid actresses this year. We’re wondering what Melissa thinks of this re-release of a long-shelved film, but whatever she thinks, everyone will be able to catch the film in theaters starting November 17.


Leave a Reply

Why Are You Anxious: Video Gets Into the Science of Anxiety
Five Things We Learned from the Halt and Catch Fire Series Finale
Remember The Time Ali G Interviewed Donald Trump?
Dave Chappelle Interview From Years Ago Shows his Accuracy on Weinstein Drama Today
Five Sequels That Made the Original Movie Much Better
Five Iconic Film Scenes That Were Completely Improvised
A Night at the Garden: Disturbing 1939 Nazi Rally Held at Madison Square Garden
Five World War II Stories that Should Be Turned into Movies
The Top Uses of George Straight Songs in Movies or TV
Five Movie Directors Who are also Incredible Music Composers
The Top Uses of Bryan Adams Songs in Movies or TV
The Five Most Addicting Cartoon Theme Songs from the 80s
Russell Westbrook And Nick Collison’s ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Halloween Costumes Are Perfect
My Secret “Albert Pujols Was on Steroids The Whole Time” Conspiracy Theory
Colin Kaepernick’s Taking a Knee Could Go Down as the Most Important Non-Violent Protest Ever
17 Interesting Facts about MMA and the UFC
Did You Know that Dragon Ball Burgers Exist in Japan?
Classic Video Game Ads From The 90s
Video Games Viewed from a More Realistics Perspective
Video Explains the Honest Truth about Metroid
The Top Five Method Man Acting Performances Of All-Time
Terrence Howard Has His Own Math System Dubbed Terryology
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Mando
Hollywood Actress Ann Mahoney Speaks Out on Body Shaming in New Podcast