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Tammy (2014)

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Critic Consensus: 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.

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Cast

Sandra Oh
as Susanne
Ben Falcone
as Keith Morgan
Steven E. 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 (171) | Top Critics (44)

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.

Full Review… | July 7, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 7, 2014
Orange County Register
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 6, 2014
New York Observer
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 6, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 6, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

A lot of good actors are wasted in this film in bit roles, including Allison Janney, Sandra Oh, and Dan Aykroyd. The ones with bigger roles, like Mark Duplass and Kathy Bates, are wasted, too.

Full Review… | July 6, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Tammy

½

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 Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

A few laughs here and there, but overall, it's just not very good.

Flutie Archibald
Flutie Archibald

Super Reviewer

½

She hit the road. The road hit back. Mediocre Drama/Comedy! Melissa McCarthy knows she has created this bloated sassy bitch with a kind and well meaning heart character, and she is taking it to the box office to cash in because plenty of people think she's funny. In 'Tammy' she has plenty of Hollywood names around her .. Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates being most prominent and doing their role well. As a simple comedy it works fine. I don't think for one moment there is some meaningful message so many viewer seems to be seeking. It's just Tammy & granny hitting the road because they are tired of their daily routine and seek something different .... in Niagara Falls ... and they find their goal. And tear-up plenty of stuff on the way! Tammy, who was recently fired from a Topper Jack's fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent's home. Upon denied use of her mom's car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an "ailing" grandmother, who also lives in the home...Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the "baby-sitter." From finding love in a bar to robbing a Topper Jack's in order to bail Pearl out of jail,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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