It’s a good time to be Melissa McCarthy right now. After hitting it big in Bridesmaids and Identity Theft, Hollywood clearly loves the idea of an actress who can play the kind of character that your usual glut of stars are hesistant to do. And in Tammy, McCarthy is going to have the worst day of her life, that can only be solved with a road trip.
With grandma. And some Coolio music.
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 shotgun, it may be just what Tammy needs.
Damn Shia LaBeouf, you have fallen far if you have to rob a fast food joint. Tammy stars Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Toni Collette and Nat Faxon. Ben Falcone directs, and it’s coming in hot on July 2.
Last Updated: February 13, 2014