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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: 23%

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
"Tammy forgoes cheap laughs in favor of heart."
‑ Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot
"A bizarre, dysfunctional grab-bag that wants to cram far too many tonal shifts into one foul-mouthed road comedy."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Here's a 'lite' version of other movies that have made Melissa McCarthy almost a household name."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"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
"With the laughs being fairly sporadic, Falcone's generally slack pacing is laid bare and the movie as a whole feels all the more meandering, try though McCarthy might to enliven the proceedings."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"This is a road movie in which Melissa McCarthy - one of the planet's funniest people - takes her audience down a dead end."
‑ Rick Kisonak, Film Threat
"Good intentions and a stellar cast can't save this sometimes crass, sometimes corny comedy-drama."
‑ Michael Leader, Film4
"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
"It's one banged-up, scuffed-up, dented mess of a movie, but somehow, nonetheless, McCarthy makes it out, to the other side. To what, now, is the real question."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
""Dick and beak", Tammy's description of TopperJack's chicken burgers, works as a capsule review."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"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
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