Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Movie review - Tammy (2014)

Tammy (2014) / comedy

Directed by Ben Falcone (directorial debut)
Written by Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy
Produced by Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd, Mark Duplass, Gary Cole, Toni Collette, Kathy Bates, Sandra Oh, Nat Faxon, Ben Falcone, Sarah Baker
Trailer: click.

A flop!

Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a really bad day. She runs over a deer on the way to her job, gets fired and finds out her husband Greg (Nat Faxon) is cheating on her with their neighbor Missi (Toni Collette). Naturally, she storms out screaming and marches two doors down to her mom's (Allison Janney) house. Tammy wants to leave this place by all means but the problem is she doesn't have a car. Her foul-mouthed, alcoholic grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon) agrees to let Tammy drive her Cadillac as long as she can accompany her. After much arguing they hit the road.

Look, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't! Melissa and Susan are decent in this road trip flick and it has a few laughs but overall is just above the average film with nothing really funny to enjoy (which should be its purpose right?). The script and the story are the main issue, the movie is largely plotless with irritating characters and the comedy effect just doesn't get across. 2/5

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