She made us cry laughing in Bridesmaid. She had us falling out of our seats in The Heat. And she was the only good thing in The Hangover 3. But, Melissa McCarthy’s hilarity hits a bump in her latest comedy, Tammy.
In a cliché, slapstick comedy way, Tammy (McCarthy) has the worst day of her life. She totals her car after hitting a deer; she gets fired from her job at a burger joint, and then comes home to find out her husband is having an affair with the neighbor. After running home to her mom’s house she decides she needs to get of town and clear her head. Grandma Pearl (Susan Sarandon), who has a car and plenty of cash, overhears everything and forces Tammy to take her along for the ride. Thus begins the typical, reckless road trip where everything goes wrong.
The film is filled with an all-star cast, including Kathy Bates, Sandra Oh, Alison Janney, Mark Duplass, and many more. So you know the acting wasn’t the problem.
I don’t mind the movie’s generic story-line; it’s more that I expect a certain level of laughs when watching McCarthy now. The majority of the so called comedic moments was so weak and forced that I felt like I watching an Adam Sandler rom-com. Frankly, the script was lazy.
Fans are better off skipping Tammy and re-watching The Heat as we wait and hope for better from Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming projects.
Own “Tammy” on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on November 11th.
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