Tammy is Terrible

VANAPHASE™ the Vanadium powerhouse!

 

tammyposterlarge

 

 

 

There are movies that you watch and there are movies that you experience. Tammy was an experience. No, wait, that’s not quite right, let me rephrase that. Tammy was an ordeal. An ordeal that began before I entered the theater.

Never before have I ever been searched and scanned with a metal detector before seeing a movie. That’s right, I had to go through a checkpoint to see Tammy. I had to do it twice because I went out to get popcorn and a soda. This would be excusable if I was attending an early screening of a summer blockbuster with a ton of buzz around It but alas this was not Avengers 2, this was Tammy.

I am by no means opposed to low-brow comedies. I can admit to enjoying a fair number of Adam Sandler or even Rob Shneider films. A movie can be vulgar and raunchy and still be good. Tammy is vulgar but definitely not good.

When one sets out to make a comedy about a lovable loser one has to make sure to do one simple but crucial thing: Your lovable loser must be lovable. They can be abrasive, they can be angry, they can be rude, and they can be disgusting but they absolutely have to have some redeeming quality that makes the audience root for them. The titular Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is all of these things but the audience is given no reason to root for her. This is a character that deserves every horrible thing that happens to her and I refuse to feel bad for her. She is a rude, selfish, lazy, and stupid person who is responsible for all of her own misery.

The movie starts with Tammy hitting a deer with her car because she can’t keep her eyes on the road. Fortunately said deer is not dead due to being made out of bad CGI, it then proceeds to justly kick the crap out of its would be killer. Because of this Tammy arrives late to her job at a burger joint and gets into a fight with her boss who I think we’re supposed to see as a jerk but whose choice to terminate her employment is completely justified. You see it wasn’t her late arrival that got her fired but her open and uncalled for insolence toward her manager. She then throws a tantrum and contaminates the food of several innocent customers.

Tammy arrives home to find her husband having dinner with another woman and throws yet another tantrum. She then runs down the street to her moms house where she proceeds to bitch at her. Fifteen minutes into the movie I have no reason to care about the protagonist. We are then introduced to Tammys grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon) who is an unlikable alcoholic lech. Tammy and Pearl then decide to go on a road trip and I begin to wish that I was watching Thelma and Louise instead.

The rest of the movie is a series of unfunny escapades that doesn’t involve anybody learning a lesson, bonding, or overcoming their inner demons. If you’ve ever wanted to watch a movie where two horrible people are horrible to each other then you’ll love Tammy. There is an attempt at a moment of redemption when Pearls cousin Lenore (Kathy Bates) gives Tammy a speech about responsibility and working hard to realize your dreams but it is a moment not earned and falls flat. Tammy gets arrested for all the really stupid things she did in the course of the movie, including armed robbery, and goes to jail. When she gets out she is met by her dad Don (Dan Aykroyd) whose two minutes of screen time provide genuine comedy relief.

The movie ends on an unjustified happy note with Tammy finding love and moving on to unspecified success. I think the movie just gave at the end there as we’re not really given an explanation to how any of this comes about. I am at last relieved to leave the poorly air conditioned theater.

This is one of those rare films that has absolutely no reason to exist. If it does anything it makes its otherwise talented cast look bad. Melissa McCarthy can be funny but not when she spends the entirety of the running time screaming and screeching while being as gross as possible. I wasn’t expecting a work of genius but when attending the screening of a comedy I do have the reasonable expectation of having a few laughs. I didn’t get my laughs, I feel robbed.

There is nothing else to be said about this movie. If you must see it then wait for a Netflix/Redbox release. Better yet, do the the actors who have done and will go on to do better films a favor and don’t see it at all.

YogaOutlet.com

Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Jane Fonda in Five Acts Trailer
Love or Hate Her, A Controversial Icon Tells Her Story in the ‘Jane Fonda in Five Acts’ Trailer

From Hollywood royalty to American outcast, Jane Fonda has been in...

Outlaw King Trailer
Chris Pine is the ‘Outlaw King’ in the Trailer for Netflix’s Historical Epic

Netflix continues their push towards total dominance of the entertainment industry...

The Tingler
Scream for Joy and Scream for Your Life! ‘The Tingler’ is on Blu-ray!

If there’s one oft-repeated phrase about movies I just can’t stand,...

Event News Event Reviews
Transformers: The Movie Theatrical Debut
32 Years Ago Today, Was The Transformers: The Movie Theatrical Debut

On this day, 32 years ago, the world was graced with The...

Blizzard SDCC 2018
Blizzard SDCC 2018 – Blizzard Entertainment Brings Massive Lineup to SDCC

Blizzard in SDCC 2018 – Blizzard Entertainment brings Overwatch, StarCraft, and...

Nuclear Blast SDCC 2018
Nuclear Blast SDCC 2018 – Nuclear Blast Teams Up with JSR and Stern Pinball

Nuclear Blast SDCC 2018 – Nuclear Blast Teams Up with JSR...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
Exclusive Track Premiere from Madden NFL 19!

(July 26, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records today...

Star Ocean Anamnesis
8.0/10
The Most Intuitively Fun Gameplay of Any Mobile RPG – Star Ocean Anamnesis Review

Star Ocean Anamnesis is hands down the most fun and intuitive gameplay...

Ghostbusters World
Strap On Your Jumpsuits and Proton Packs – Ghostbusters World First Look

Ghostbusters World First Look at SDCC2018 – When someone asks you if...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Five Questions for Gary Morgenstein About ‘A Mound Over Hell’

Gary Morgenstein is a journalist, public relations expert and author with...

Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic Novel
Dark Horse Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic Novel Revealed

Dark Horse reveals new original Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic...

black torch
Black Torch – New Supernatural, Action Manga from Viz Media

VIZ Media releases a new, supernatural story with the release of...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
Chuck Billy of Testament Talks About His Signature Vaporizer

Chuck Billy of Testament talks about, “The Chief” his signature vaporizer,...

anime pls
Anime Pls by Bioworld – Exclusive Interview

Bioworld Merchandising is a pop culture product expert. The company is considered...

heaven's feel
Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower Blu-ray Release

TLDR Aniplex of America announced that box office hit, Fate/stay night ...

Arena Football Automotives MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
WOW Announces New TV Taping Schedule

Women of Wrestling (WOW) will be hosting two nights of TV...

Catching up with Collegiate Take Down King Joe Gonzales at OCG

What can be said about Joe Gonzales? Well, everything really. Gonzales...

NJPW G1 Special from San Francisco Results

New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) the King of Sports returns to...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Fantoy Comics #3

The defense against the dark arts temps start rolling in...

Fantoy Comics by Michael Colbert

Another slice of daily Hogwarts life as told with Funko Pops...

Fantoy Comics by Michael Colbert

A new comic strip focusing on the regular old days at...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Gaming Uncensored: Year in Review 2016

A look back at the year in gaming. Related

Gaming Uncensored Roundtable: December 2016

December’s roundtable discusses story in games with Chad, Josh, and Spencer....

Gaming Uncensored: Podcast #349

Jamie reflects on some of his time with the HTC Vive....

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack
Blake Neely Behind-the-Scenes Recording of Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack

Check out this exclusive Behind-The-Scenes video with Blake Neely as he...

Rising Country Music Artist Kaylin Roberson Talks About her work with St. Jude

Kaylin Roberson is a singer, songwriter and pianist from Raleigh, North...

MTV Unveils Performers for ‘TRL Live’ on October 3rd at 3 p.m. E.T.

NEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2017) – MTV today announced that...

%d bloggers like this: