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Melissa McCarthy remains an engaging screen presence, but her efforts aren't enough to keep the jumbled Tammy on track.



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Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a bad day. She's totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint and, instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It's time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she's broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), is her only option-with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs. (c) Warner Bros.


Sandra Oh
as Susanne
Ben Falcone
as Keith Morgan
Steve Little
as Jet Ski Rental Guy
Dakota Lee
as Kathleen
Big Al Hall
as Possum Creek Bluegrass Band
Jones Smith
as Possum Creek Bluegrass Band
Joe Baxter
as Possum Creek Bluegrass Band
Benjamin Chontos
as Possum Creek Bluegrass Band
Sean Gould
as Possum Creek Bluesgrass Band
Oscar Gale
as Javier
Justin Smith
as Paramedic
Willie Hill
as Prison Guard
Zach Hanner
as Men at Blue Post Bar-B-Que
Jason Vail
as Men at Blue Post Bar-B-Que
Leon Lamar
as Old Man with Walker
Larry Dorf
as Officer Mannis
Ricky Muse
as Officer Curtis
Barbara Weetman
as Officer Carty
William Flaman
as La Grange Bail Cop
Rey Hernandez
as Cop at Lakehouse
Penn Holderness
as News Anchor
Michelle Li
as News Reporter
Damon Jones
as Jerry Miller
Sandy McCarthy
as Two Old Ladies Leaving a Bar
Margo Passas
as Two Old Ladies Leaving a Bar
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Critic Reviews for Tammy

All Critics (181) | Top Critics (47) | Fresh (43) | Rotten (138)

  • [Something] in Tammy you wouldn't expect to see in a mainstream comedy [is] the romantic pairing of McCarthy with indie heartthrob Mark Duplass, reversing the formula of the male slob who gets the conventionally beautiful girl.

    Oct 16, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The movie's principal intention is to make you laugh at a loser, and revel in scenes from which polite people would instinctively turn away.

    Jul 7, 2014
  • It's obnoxious when it means to be comic, and excruciating when it wants to be moving.

    Jul 7, 2014 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • It's a rambling, pointless and labored attempt to cash in on Ms. McCarthy's fan base without respect for any audience with a collective IQ of 10. And it's about as funny as a liver transplant.

    Jul 6, 2014 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

    Top Critic
  • McCarthy's performance of unself-conscious uncouthness celebrates the freedom to be undignified. And, still, it's being misused.

    Jul 6, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Tammy is an object lesson in the art of directing, which is all it would have taken to turn this near-miss into an instant classic. Though that may be true of most mediocre movies.

    Jul 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tammy

  • May 07, 2016
    Very poor effort for a comedy from Melissa McCarthy I don't think I laughed once, Every joke fell flat, I did enjoy the story as it turned out to be quite heartwarming but not enough to make this a good movie I'm afraid.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2015
    Don't get the hate on this one. Yes, it's stupid, but it's meant to be. Dumb comedy similar in tone to Stepbrothers. I laughed quite a few times, though it's not consistently funny and it does have its faults. Overall message is nice.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2014
    Melissa McCarthy delivers her usual style of comedy in her newest film Tammy. After losing her job and discovering that her husband's been having an affair, Tammy leaves home and takes off on a road trip. While McCarthy is able to deliver some laughs, by-and-large her routine is rather worn-out; as she's playing the same old character that she always does. And, the plot is pretty pointless, with little being accomplished. Unfortunate, Tammy doesn't really know what it wants to do and ends up meandering aimlessly.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 08, 2014
    Yeah it's predictable, but I'd argue that the film is much better than the strangely hostile negative reviews, which probably wouldn't have been so bad if the movie had all male characters. It's a great role for McCarthy . . . crass yet enduring.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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