- 1 hr 36 min
In the movie Tammy from 2014, Melissa McCarthy plays the titular character Tammy, a woman who is having a really bad day. The film opens with Tammy hitting a deer while driving her car, then arriving at her fast food job only to be fired by her mean boss Keith (played by Ben Falcone, who also directed the film and is McCarthy's real-life husband). When she goes home to vent to her husband (played by Nat Faxon), she finds him having a romantic dinner with their neighbor (played by Toni Collette). This breaking point prompts Tammy to leave town and visit her mother (played by Susan Sarandon) in order to figure out what to do next.
Sarandon's character, Pearl, is a heavy drinker and a bit of a wild card, and she convinces Tammy to go on a road trip with her to Niagara Falls. Along the way, they hit a series of misadventures including getting arrested, getting into a bar fight, and Pearl hooking up with a strange man (played by Gary Cole) while Tammy strikes up a romance with a nice guy named Bobby (played by Mark Duplass).
Kathy Bates also appears in the film as a wealthy lesbian named Lenore who hires Tammy to clean her house. Lenore takes a liking to Tammy and provides her with some advice and support when she needs it most.
The film is a comedy with some dramatic undertones, and McCarthy's signature humor and physical comedy is on full display. However, the film also explores some deeper themes such as the struggles of living in a small town, the complexities of family relationships and addiction, and the search for fulfillment in life.
Overall, Tammy is a fun and entertaining film that showcases McCarthy's talents as a comedic actress, while also offering some emotional depth and heart. The strong supporting cast, including Sarandon and Bates, provide some great moments and help elevate the film beyond just a typical comedy.
In conclusion, Tammy from 2014 is a must-watch for fans of Melissa McCarthy and anyone looking for a good road trip comedy with heart.
Tammy is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9 and a MetaScore of 39.