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152 Ratings


Directed by Ben Falcone
United States, 2014


After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

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Tammy Directed by Ben Falcone
McCarthy and first-time director Ben Falcone cannot negotiate the film’s terrain as smoothly as they should have, and this is probably because Tammy evolved in the course of making it. What starts out as a standard 90-minute Hollywood gag machine becomes a richer, more coherent character study. Industry imperatives being what they are, McCarthy and Falcone could hardly ask to thin out the broad humor.
July 03, 2014
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The greatest aspect of her performance in Tammy is the range of dynamics, the subtle switches between crabby petulance and legitimate trauma which help the film to pack a considerable emotional wallop. Reader, this critic shed a lone tear at one of her line readings during the opening contextual salvo, in which Tammy goes through that conventional comic arc of losing everything in her life in surreally swift succession.
July 02, 2014
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Like a classic road comedy, this tends to drift from scene to scene rather than adhere to a strict plot; the movie revolves mostly around McCarthy, hilarious in her best performance to date. She cowrote the script with her husband, Ben Falcone, providing her character with a nuance absent from her other starring roles; she shows a more dramatic side, and not every joke is predicated on her weight.
July 02, 2014
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