Tammy is a 2014 American comedy film directed and co-written by Ben Falcone and produced, co-written by, and starring Melissa McCarthy as the title character. The film also stars Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Dan Aykroyd, and Kathy Bates.
The film received negative reviews from critics, but was a box office success, grossing over $100 million from a $20 million budget.
Tammy (Melissa McCarthy), a down-on-her-luck burger-joint waitress, has a bad day that keeps getting worse. She wrecks her car, loses her job and finds her husband cheating on her with their neighbor. It's time for Tammy to hit the road, but without money or transportation, her options are limited. Her only choice is a road trip with her grandmother, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), who has a car, cash and an itch to see Niagara Falls. It's not the escape Tammy had in mind, but it may be what she needs.
Why It Sucks
- Tammy is an unlikable main protagonist. In fact, almost everyone in this movie is unlikable.
- The jokes are terrible and repetitive, with many bad jokes about Tammy being fat, stupid and foul-mouthed.
- Poor acting.
- Wasted talents of Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Sandra Oh, and Dan Aykroyd.
- Susan Sarandon doesn't look old enough to play Tammy's, middle aged womans, grandmother. The same with Allison Janney playing her mother.
- There are some heartwarming moments between Tammy and Pearl.
- The robbery scene is pretty funny.
- Tammy received generally negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 23% based on 176 reviews with an average rating of 4.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Melissa McCarthy remains an engaging screen presence, but her efforts aren't enough to keep the jumbled Tammy on track."