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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
"McCarthy's performance of unself-conscious uncouthness celebrates the freedom to be undignified. And, still, it's being misused."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Here's a 'lite' version of other movies that have made Melissa McCarthy almost a household name."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"But journeys of redemption involve contrition: a change of clothes, a shower, ironed hair. And... the moment Tammy renews her commitment to living among other human beings, she becomes quiet and unsure, easily pushed to tears."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"Melissa McCarthy is clearly in a rut: the title character in this film isn't very far removed from her previous roles in The Heat and Identity Thief."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"It's obnoxious when it means to be comic, and excruciating when it wants to be moving."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"Tammy is an object lesson in the art of directing, which is all it would have taken to turn this near-miss into an instant classic. Though that may be true of most mediocre movies."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Good intentions and a stellar cast can't save this sometimes crass, sometimes corny comedy-drama."
‑ Michael Leader, Film4
"The good news about this enjoyable piece is that they do manage to raise a few laughs. McCarthy's knockabout schtick is bound to get old at some stage, but it hasn't happened yet, while Sarandon isn't found wanting in the comic smarts department."
‑ Padraic McKiernan, Irish Independent
"Even Melissa McCarthy's exuberant comic capers can't get this road-trip clunker out of first gear."
‑ Kate Stables, Total Film
"It's a rambling, pointless and labored attempt to cash in on Ms. McCarthy's fan base without respect for any audience with a collective IQ of 10. And it's about as funny as a liver transplant."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"A lot of good actors are wasted in this film in bit roles, including Allison Janney, Sandra Oh, and Dan Aykroyd. The ones with bigger roles, like Mark Duplass and Kathy Bates, are wasted, too."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"...a decent comedy/drama that hopefully marks McCarthy's first step towards a more varied selection of roles..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"McCarthy remains a winning screen presence, and the fact that so many A-listers have jumped aboard to share screen time with her speaks volumes about her standing within the brutal world of big-screen comedy."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
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