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It occasionally struggles to deal effectively with its weighty themes, but Tammy's Always Dying is always anchored by Felicity Huffman's finely tuned performance. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

A woman comes to a crossroad when her perpetually troubled mother becomes terminally ill.

Cast & Crew

Felicity Huffman
Tammy MacDonald
Anastasia Phillips
Catherine MacDonald
Lauren Holly
Ilana Wiseman
Jessica Greco
Kelly Seamus
Aaron Ashmore
Reggie Seamus
Philip Williams
Old Man Mike
Joanne Sarazen
Screenwriter
Jessica Adams
Producer
Andrew Bell
Executive Producer
Joannie Burstein
Executive Producer
Felicity Huffman
Executive Producer
Amy Jo Johnson
Executive Producer
Daniel Grant
Cinematographer
Marian Wihak
Production Design
Mark Forler
Set Decoration
Crystal Silden
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Critic Reviews for Tammy's Always Dying

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (8)

  • The film has more success in smaller beats, when it's not hamstrung by over-the-top performances or obvious drama.

    May 4, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • "Tammy's Always Dying" is a richly observed comedy-drama. Johnson's direction is intelligent and restrained. She trusts her actors, letting us see moments develop among them.

    April 30, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Huffman doesn't seem fully invested here - a slur and a tilt seem to be the totality of her acting choices, resulting in a caricature most followers of Canadian indie cinema have seen before.

    April 30, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Competently crafted, "Tammy" is too glib to be poignant and too defeatist to be amusing.

    September 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • There are all kinds of ways to display directorial chops, and even if Tammy's Always Dying isn't much to look at, Johnson manages her cast well.

    September 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The main reason the film is worth a watch is the strong performances of its two leads.

    September 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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