Tammy

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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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For Tammy (Melissa McCarthy), a burger-joint waitress, a bad day keeps getting worse. She wrecks her car, loses her job and finds her husband in a compromising position 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.

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All Critics (182) | Top Critics (49) | Fresh (44) | 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.

    October 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.

    July 7, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The film, though, is as erratic as Tammy's driving, veering dangerously from gross-out comedy to rank sentimentality with no real sense of where it is headed.

    July 7, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's obnoxious when it means to be comic, and excruciating when it wants to be moving.

    July 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.

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

    Rex Reed

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

    July 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.
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