I like movies that are aware of what they are selling... without [any] greater aspirations than to make people laugh and that's it.
Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
While it doesn't offer any answers, it both thrills and makes you think.
While this film came out in 2014, I just saw it in 2018 because I am trying to see as many Melissa McCarthy movies as what appeals to me, so yeah, I am really late to the game.
I happen to think that Melissa is a great comedic actress. I didn't know until I saw the beginning credits that she wrote this film. The storyline in itself is a good one, but what is it with her? Someone told me all her films were very trashy and vulgar. Is this why she has become so popular? I myself do not like trashy and vulgar movies. I like to enjoy clean movies with a storyline that stirs my emotions and leaves me thinking long after the movie is over. In addition to "Identity Thief" that I just watched today as well, "Tammy" is loaded with unnecessary "F" bombs and a handful of sexual innuendoes as well as the topic of homosexuality, all of which were unnecessary and added nothing at all to the film. But worse than those things is the constant usage of taking the Lord's name in vain, which as a Christian I don't tolerate. There is absolutely never a good reason to take the Lord's name in vain, especially in a film. I cringed every time I heard it and think I heard it about six times. However, because I had wanted to see this film for so long, and because I bought it on DVD, I decided to see it through. Because I am a Christian, someone told me I would absolutely hate this film, but I had already purchased the DVD, so I thought I would see it through. He asked me why I didn't read the reviews and the parental warnings before I bought it. Honestly, I had never thought of it. I watched the trailer and was hooked and wanted to see it because it looked very funny. My friend was wrong, I didn't hate it, I thought it was okay, but I will not be watching it again.
Next on my Melissa McCarthy marathon list is "St. Vincent" as I'd like to find out why she is rated 27 on IMDb right now.
The film had great production value and great DP work. The editing was also top notch. But because of all the things I did not like about this film, I can only rate it a four out of ten stars.
" This flick isn't as bad as so many reviews are claiming!! It's another in a long list of 'life lessons learned while on the road movies' with plenty of (not guffaw moments) but plenty of light heart-ed luffs and chuckles.Melissa McCarthy knows she has created this bloated sassy bitch with a kind and well meaning heart character, and she is taking it to the box office to cash in because plenty of people think she's funny. In 'Tammy' she has plenty of Hollywood names around her .. Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates being most prominent and doing their role well.As a simple comedy it works fine. I don't think for one moment there is some meaningful message so many viewer seems to be seeking. It's just Tammy & granny hitting the road because they are tired of their daily routine and seek something different .... in Niagara Falls ... and they find their goal. And tear-up plenty of stuff on the way!It's a good movie! " well it's hard to write 10 lines so I just captured this review.
I do believe that Melissa McCarthy is a good and funny actress but she seems to just be playing the same thing over and over lately and Tammy is no different.The cast is top notch with Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd, Toni Collette and Sandra Oh joining McCarthy but that still doesn't help it from being a crap movie!There are some laughs but they are easily forgettable, the story is predictable and the movie as a whole is only marginally better than Identity Thief.Watched once but will never watch again.
At first, the comedy looked so funny. What a poor woman, Tammy is. But you are so so so stubborn. But until Tammy got fired (or resigned according to herself), the story became so flat. It was too constrained. Almost all of it. The comedy became too mainstream to me. And maybe if the story only focus to Tammy, I mean not about a grandchild babysitting a grandmother, the story would be stronger. I myself had prepared to see how Tammy's handle the chaos in her life, but I didn't get what I want. It's more about the grandma's life.I really hate Susan's hair. Can you get a better wig to look old? And... If I didn't read the blurb after I finish the movie (Yes, I always read the blurb after, not before), i would be so lost about this movie. I wouldn't see the point.