Quick Movie Review: Tammy (2014)

Although Melissa McCarthy’s schtick can get played out at times in this film, the script isn’t completely terrible–the movie’s just not as funny as I had expected. While the story is intriguing, there’s just a ton of huge comedic droughts. And there may be one or two isolated scenes of laugh-out-loud humor, but it wasn’t consistent enough for this to be the self-proclaimed comedy that it persists to be. Don’t get me wrong, it tried to be funny, but the jokes often landed flat. I suppose it may have relied a little TOO much on McCarthy’s improv rather than well-written jokes.

Susan Sarandon is a big highlight of this film and she really shows a different side of her acting–so much so that you forget that it’s even her. And the relationship with her character and Tammy is also really captivating as it operates, at times, as a pseudo-character study. And although the character development wasn’t completely apparent, it was still there under all the irreverence. But overall none of it was really enough for me to go out of my way to watch it again.

Twizard Rating: 70

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