Tammy

Watched Tammy.

The plot follows the titular Tammy, played by Melissa McCarthy, as she screws up, decides to take a trip with her grandma, Susan Sarandon, and grows up a little. Nothing especially new, but a reasonable premise that has resulted in some pretty solid movies over the years. But there has to be a reason to follow along beyond “what will the idiot do now?” and absent Chris Farley’s sweetness and likability or something similar, it’s not very good.

Weird movie. Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon lack some essential chemistry, everything feels like Tommy Boy meets Joe Dirt with an added dose of meanness. There’s some genuinely funny bits, but almost every moment of the movie is cruel.

Can’t recommend this movie to anyone. It’s not even bad enough to watch for how bad it is.

★☆☆☆☆

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