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Tammy (2014)



Critic Consensus: Melissa McCarthy remains an engaging screen presence, but her efforts aren't enough to keep the jumbled Tammy on track.

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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 shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs. (c) Warner Bros.

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Sandra Oh
as Susanne
Ben Falcone
as Keith Morgan
Steve Little
as Jet Ski Rental Guy
Dakota Lee
as Kathleen
Big Al Hall
as Possum Creek Bluegrass Band
Jones Smith
as Possum Creek Bluegrass Band
Joe Baxter
as Possum Creek Bluegrass Band
Benjamin Chontos
as Possum Creek Bluegrass Band
Sean Gould
as Possum Creek Bluesgrass Band
Oscar Gale
as Javier
Justin Smith
as Paramedic
Willie Hill
as Prison Guard
Zach Hanner
as Men at Blue Post Bar-B-Que
Jason Vail
as Men at Blue Post Bar-B-Que
Leon Lamar
as Old Man with Walker
Larry Dorf
as Officer Mannis
Ricky Muse
as Officer Curtis
Barbara Weetman
as Officer Carty
William Flaman
as La Grange Bail Cop
Rey Hernandez
as Cop at Lakehouse
Penn Holderness
as News Anchor
Michelle Li
as News Reporter
Damon Jones
as Jerry Miller
Sandy McCarthy
as Two Old Ladies Leaving a Bar
Margo Passas
as Two Old Ladies Leaving a Bar
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Critic Reviews for Tammy

All Critics (187) | Top Critics (59)

We've expected makeover narratives and personal-growth realizations from women on screen... in Tammy, we get a character - and her creator - patently uninterested in most of that journey. For Hollywood, that's radical.

January 21, 2021 | Full Review…

'Tammy' is a disappointment, because it asks an energetic, unpredictable performer to play it so calculatingly, frustratingly safe.

June 18, 2016 | Full Review…

The filmmakers never quite find the balance between real-life experience and freewheeling nonsense that drives the best comic road movies.

October 17, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

[Something] in Tammy you wouldn't expect to see in a mainstream comedy [is] the romantic pairing of McCarthy with indie heartthrob Mark Duplass, reversing the formula of the male slob who gets the conventionally beautiful girl.

October 16, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The movie's principal intention is to make you laugh at a loser, and revel in scenes from which polite people would instinctively turn away.

July 7, 2014

The film, though, is as erratic as Tammy's driving, veering dangerously from gross-out comedy to rank sentimentality with no real sense of where it is headed.

July 7, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tammy


Don't get the hate on this one. Yes, it's stupid, but it's meant to be. Dumb comedy similar in tone to Stepbrothers. I laughed quite a few times, though it's not consistently funny and it does have its faults. Overall message is nice.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

A few laughs here and there, but overall, it's just not very good.

Flutie Archibald
Flutie Archibald

Super Reviewer


She hit the road. The road hit back. Mediocre Drama/Comedy! Melissa McCarthy knows she has created this bloated sassy bitch with a kind and well meaning heart character, and she is taking it to the box office to cash in because plenty of people think she's funny. In 'Tammy' she has plenty of Hollywood names around her .. Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates being most prominent and doing their role well. As a simple comedy it works fine. I don't think for one moment there is some meaningful message so many viewer seems to be seeking. It's just Tammy & granny hitting the road because they are tired of their daily routine and seek something different .... in Niagara Falls ... and they find their goal. And tear-up plenty of stuff on the way! Tammy, who was recently fired from a Topper Jack's fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent's home. Upon denied use of her mom's car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an "ailing" grandmother, who also lives in the home...Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the "baby-sitter." From finding love in a bar to robbing a Topper Jack's in order to bail Pearl out of jail,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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