“When a movie stars Melissa McCarthy, you probably know what you’re getting yourself into – probably very well. Really. Over the last couple of years, we’ve been seeing the actress in a set of performances that are gradually typecasting her. The precise problem with this is that slowly, but surely, the studios refuse to do anything different with the actor in question – even if that would be to give him/her a worthier screenplay to be a part of.
However, in the case of Tammy, the studios are clearly not to blame. The movie has been jointly written by McCarthy and her husband, actor Ben Falcone (who also makes his directing debut with this film). And from the looks of it, McCarthy seems to be enjoying every moment if her run as almost the same character we’ve seen in previous movies like Bridesmaids, The Heat and Identity Thief, amongst others – of course with a few subtle differences around everywhere.
But that’s the thing. The bright side of this rather risky one-way street is that McCarthy manages to pull it off even through the worst projects featuring her. Which automatically makes her a presence to expect quite a bunch from, apart from the really talented likes of Susan Sarandon (Cloud Atlas), Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed) and Sandra Oh (television’s Grey’s Anatomy) surrounding her.”
– excerpt from the review
So does the movie make a difference or is it a stereotypical Melissa McCarthy film? That’s for you to decide, really – but if you want to ask, read the review right HERE: http://cinemaelite.com/film-reviews/tammy-movie-review/