Melissa McCarthy dishes on her favorite '80s classic during her chat with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle

By Lindsay Kimble
July 14, 2016 02:30 PM

Steer clear of Melissa McCarthy when Planes, Trains and Automobiles is on – the funnylady says her love of the 1987 movie might make bystanders uncomfortable.

Playing a rapid-fire Q&A session known as the Cagle Exercise, McCarthy reveals to PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle during their latest sit-down that the dramedy – which stars Steve Martin and John Candy – is the movie that always makes her laugh.

“It’s my favorite movie,” the 45-year-old says. “I can’t watch it in public because I laugh so hard, and then I cry so hard that people are like, ‘Oh, she’s crazy. She was just crying and now she’s laughing.’ Like, I make people nervous.”

But would the Ghostbusters star be game to reboot the movie?

Absolutely not, she says. “I wouldn’t touch it.”

For much more on Ghostbusters and McCarthy’s costar Leslie Jones, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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McCarthy also reveals what Queen Latifah song she can’t stop playing, as well as her idea of a perfect day with her husband, Ben Falcone, and their daughters.

Watch the clip above to check out her answers.