‘Tammy’ UK Trailer: Melissa McCarthy On the Road

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The latest theatrical trailer unveiled for Tammy, unlike its predecessors, keeps the spotlight off of the criminal misdeeds of its title character, by instead showcasing other comedy sequences from the film. Melissa McCarthy (Identity Thief, The Heat) headlines the film, drawing from a screenplay that she co-wrote with her husband, Ben Falcone (Bad Words) – who, in addition to directing, makes an appearance in the new preview, where he plays Tammy’s soon-to-be-ex boss.

Tammy’s terrible day – which includes nearly killing a deer on the way to work – only gets worse after she’s fired from her fast food job, as she heads home early and winds up catching her husband in the act of cheating, with their neighbor. That’s enough to send Tammy packing… well, three houses away, anyway, to stay with her parents, including her mom (Kathy Bates) and booze-hound grandmother (Susan Sarandon).

Hurt, confused, and with nothing to lose, Tammy then sets out on a road trip quest to reach Niagara Falls, bringing her grandma along to provide the necessary funding. A string of comical misadventures ensues thereafter, as Tammy desperately tries to figure out what it is that she wants to do with her life.

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Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy in ‘Tammy’

The R-Rated comedy offerings in recent weeks have included Seth Rogen’s latest arrested development raunch-com (Neighbors), Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy style parody of the western (A Million Ways to Die in the West), and a 21 Jump Street sequel that’s also a metafictional spoof of the 21 Jump Street brand (22 Jump Street).

Tammy, by comparison, is also its own thing - offering a story of self-discovery, with an emphasis on physical comedy performance derived from the tradition of silent film comics. Warner Bros.’ marketing campaign hasn’t necessarily done a stellar job of selling the film, offering limited context for the comedy sequences on display, and no hints of the movie’s adults-only shenanigans either (via a red band promo). Still, as McCarthy fans, we hope that she and her husband manage to land a solid hit, during their first time at bat as a writing/directing duo.

Rounding out the Tammy cast are Toni Collette (The Way, Way Back), Dan Aykroyd (The Campaign), Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), Allison Janney (Masters of Sex), Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed), Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate), and Mark L. Young (We’re the Millers).


Tammy opens in U.S. theaters on July 2nd, 2014, before it hits UK theaters two days later.

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  1. so bad, i hate her, she’s not funny.

    • She’s become a real life Homer Simpson. But not funny.

  2. Nope.

  3. I watched The Heat recently and loved it. I find her characters pretty hilarious although I wasnt that keen on Identidy Theft and I could see it wearing thin after a while. Anyhoo, looking forward to this one.

  4. She’s a sidekick, not a headliner. That’s why she stole the show in Bridesmaids.

  5. Oh look.

    Melissa McCarthy doing the morbidly obese buffoonery bit again.

  6. I think she has talent, but she’s fast becoming the female Chris Farley.

    • But Farley was genuinely talented and funny and starred in some great comedy films then died.

      McCarthy……she’s just someone they’re shoving down our throats every chance they get due to her weight and loud persona in the hope that someone, somewhere might find it funny enough to justify proceedings.

      If anything, I’d say she’s the female Seth Rogen and describe him as someone who looks perpetually dumb with an annoying voice and a severe lack of anything resembling comedic ability or acting talent but is somehow finding work consistently and earning lots of money in the process.

      It’s like Dawn French over here in the UK. She got her start in the early 80s as part of an alternative comedy group called The Comic Strip then was known as one of the few mainstream female comediennes in her French & Saunders double act (which was immensely popular in the late 80s and throughout the 90s) then went on to star in The Vicar Of Dibley, which also turned into a massive comedy success that spanned a decade of TV but since then, she’s proving herself to be unfunny. Only difference is, French was always funny until recent years, McCarthy has never been funny.

      I stole Mark Kermode’s “6 Laugh Test”, where to be successful, a comedy film has to raise at least 6 deep belly laughs and so far, McCarthy, Sandler, Rogen, they haven’t raised a single laugh from me yet.

      I can honestly (and unfortunately) see this as being a huge success in the US because shenanigans (and probably a severe lack of comedy this summer factoring into it, meaning comedy fans will throw their money at anything that even smells like it could be amusing, even if it isn’t).

  7. Every time I go on youtube, this “Tammy” trailer shows up. I got so sick and tired of seeing this trailer, that I am going to put this trailer on facebook and tell the world how retarded this movie is. This is a perfect example of what movies should not be. The day they start making movies like this is the day Hollywood dies. Who ever directed this movie needs to get fired and never work in Hollywood again.

  8. Nobody cares about you Tammy.

  9. Can anyone tell me the name of the song that was playing while Tammy was driving on her way to work and hit the deer? It’s not on the official movie soundtrack.