Tammy idea of escaping her misfortunes is not hitting the road with her grandmother who has an itch to see Niagara Falls. Tammy does not have a dream life to begin with but bad luck runs in her blue collar family. She is having a bad day; her clunker car is totaled when she run over a deer, got fired from her job at a burger joint which is greasy, went home and found her husband having sex in her own house.
To run away from her demons she decided to hit the road with her boom box but she is broke and without a car. Her only option is her grandma who has a car and wanted to see Niagara Falls. Grandma Pearl is alcoholic who always has a bottle of whisky to drown her sorrows. The two decided to take a “healing trip” to Niagara Falls which is not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind but she had no money and a car which grandma has both. Hitting the road with her grandma may not be what she had in mind but it may be what she needs.
Tammy is a tart-tongued comedy with few creative surprises. Melissa McCarthy’s trademark crude jokes are stamped all over the movie. Once again she plays a brash and trash-talking woman but whose arrogance conceals her vulnerability and in need of acceptance.
While Tammy is a run-of-the-mill may not be an award winning movie, it has funny moments and the playful rapport between Melissa McCarthy and her supporting cast is more than enough to make you laugh and keep you interested throughout the movie.
It stars Melissa McCarthy as Tammy and Susan Sarandon as Grandma Pearl, Katy Bates as Leonor and Dan Aykroyd as Don. Directed by Ben Falcone who also co-wrote the film with Melissa McCarthy.
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