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If you’ve seen one Melissa McCarthy movie, you’ve seen them all. What was fresh, hilarious and worthy of an Oscar nod in Bridesmaids was already old hat by the time Identity Thief came around last year. It’s now a distant memory thanks to Tammy. Fired from her job at a fast-food joint and rendered a fool by her adulterous husband, the film's namesake embarks on an outlaw road trip with her alcoholic grandmother (Susan Sarandon, who’s 24 years McCarthy’s senior). The plot meanders lackadaisically from there—radio sing-alongs and physical comedy abound—and McCarthy is careful not to tweak the boisterous onscreen avatar that’s made her famous. The script, by McCarthy and her husband/director Ben Falcone, was clearly written with this low-effort approach in mind. Tammy’s crass exterior is a defense mechanism meant to mask her insecurity, as it tends to be in movies like this, and the sob story explaining her tense relationship with her grandma is such an afterthought that it might as well have been excised. But hey, female-led comedies remain anomalies, and at least there’s no bait-and-switch: For better and (much more often) for worse, Tammy is exactly what you expect it to be.
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Running Time: 97 minutes
  • Release Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: R [ Language, Sexual References ]
  • Critic's Score: D+
  • Starring: Melissa McCarthy [Tammy], Susan Sarandon [Grandma Pearl], Allison Janney [Deb], Gary Cole [Earl], Mark Duplass [Bobby], Toni Collette [Missi], Nat Faxon [Greg], Dan Aykroyd [Don], Kathy Bates [Lenore], Sandra Oh [Susanne]
  • Directed by: Ben Falcone [Director], Melissa McCarthy [Screenwriter], Ben Falcone [Screenwriter], Will Ferrell [Producer], Adam McKay [Producer], Melissa McCarthy [Producer], Rob Cowan [Executive Producer], Ben Falcone [Executive Producer], Chris Henchy [Executive Producer], Kevin Messick [Executive Producer], Toby Emmerich [Executive Producer], Richard Brener [Executive Producer], Michael Disco [Executive Producer], Russ Alsobrook [Cinematographer], Jefferson Sage [Production Design], Mike Sale [Film Editor], Michael Andrews [Original Music]
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