Melissa McCarthy and director Ben Falcone’s “Tammy” looks funny. It probably looks hilarious if you’re a fan of Melissa McCarthy’s brand of comedy, and not so much if you don’t think she’s all that funny. Which would put you in the minority. This movie will likely continue McCarthy’s winning streak with another hit. I could be wrong, of course. It’s been known to happen once or twice this century.
Check out five posters for her upcoming “Tammy.” The posters spell out her name, in case you weren’t quite sure.
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 needs.
Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Dan Aykroyd, and Kathy Bates.
Tammy arrives this July 2nd.