Tammy

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(2014) ★★

Sky Movies Premiere: PREMIERE Friday 22 May, 11.45am and 10.15pm

Saddled with a name more suited to Sandra Dee, Melissa McCarthy is Tammy. She’s having the mother of bad days. Loses her lousy job, prangs her car into a deer, walks in on her husband cheating. Time for a change of direction. A road trip with grandma Susan Sarandon, who’s as wild as the whisky she guzzles. They head for Niagara Falls because… that’s what it says in the script. Not a lot of thought’s gone into this long and windy road – just bung the funny fat lady in with a drunken old goodtime gal and see how they bounce off a few familiar faces in some pitstops along the way. In terms of road-trip bonding, we’re not talking Nebraska here. In stark contrast to the bluster of Bridesmaids and The Heat, McCarthy toyed with showing a more vulnerable side in Identity Thief. Here she wallows and wails in it. The tears of a clown, always dubious. At times like these, Sarandon must’ve thought where’s Geena Davis when you really need her? The first-time director is McCarthy’s husband (and writing partner), Ben Falcone. He’s also an actor. In Tammy he’s Keith. In Bridesmaids he played air marshal Jon. He was in Identity Thief and The Heat, too. She rarely goes anywhere without him. On Tammy, they both could’ve used some help.

Certificate: 15
Duration: 97min

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