I appreciate a solid comedy movie. When I say comedy, I’m referring to a series or film that has the ability to make me laugh aloud, and more than once.
I can list on two hands the number of movies that are classified as comedies that truly make me chuckle, so I’m always willing to watch new ones in hopes they will, too, deliver.
Blaine and I decided to watch ‘Tammy’ this past weekend. It isn’t a new release, but it was recently added to Netflix, and after watching the trailer, we agreed to tune in.
This movie “… is a 2014 American road comedy film directed and co-written by Ben Falcone and produced, co-written by, and starring Melissa McCarthy as the title character. The film also stars Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Nat Faxon, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, with Dan Aykroyd, and Kathy Bates. The film tells the story of a woman named Tammy who hits the road with her profane, alcoholic grandmother after finding out her husband is cheating. Tammy was released (in) theaters on July 2, 2014. Although a box office success, grossing $100.3 million from a $20 million budget, it received highly negative reviews from critics with McCarthy and Sarandon receiving Razzie nominations for Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actress respectively,” the film’s Wikipedia page explains.
I was shocked to read Susan Sarandon’s role in this film was so poorly received, because I found her to be bloody hilarious, as well as Melissa McCarthy.
This movie, in its entirety, is ridiculous, outrageous, inappropriate and hysterical, which, if you ask me, are all crucial components in a truly funny comedy movie. Melissa McCarthy is brilliant, as always, and her dysfunctional relationship with her grandmother (Sarandon) is comedic gold. It made me laugh aloud multiple times, and I enjoyed it from start to finish. Give it a watch.