|Directed by:||Ben Falcone|
|Written by:||Ben Falcone|
|Cast:||Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Gary Cole, Allison Janney, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates|
There are scenes and lines throughout the movie "Tammy" where I found myself chuckling. Yes, Melissa McCarthy is playing a variant of her ignorant blowhard, kind of a female Chris Farley, but this is her most down-to-earth, realistic portrayal of such a character. For starters, Tammy works at a fast-food restaurant, and still lives in her home town (in Kentucky, I think, though filming took place in my home state of North Carolina). The opening scenes are actually pretty funny as she's fired by her boss (co-writer, director, and husband Ben Falcone), and proceeds to act exactly the way we would like to act in her shoes...[more]...