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Tammy

Movie Details

Tammy
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2014-07-02 Nationwide
  • Running Time: 96 min.
  • Directors: Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy
  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney, Kathy Bates, Mark Duplass
  • Producers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
  • Writers: Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy
  • Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Official Site: Tammy Official Site

It's a relief, after the wretched Identity Thief, to see movies whose makers love Melissa McCarthy as much as audiences do. Identity Thief's comic centerpiece was predicated on the idea that McCarthy having sex is a hilarious gross-out, like she's the pie Jason Biggs once had to fuck. Half an hour later, McCarthy's defiantly horny slob got a makeover and a new wardrobe, and the movie presented this new housebroken McCarthy as if it had discovered something we didn't already know: This crazy woman's actually worthy of love! We know, you idiots.

Tammy, on the other hand, loves McCarthy too much, but it's obliged to: Her husband did direct, after all. Here McCarthy -- who co-wrote with spouse Ben Falcone -- plays dumb rather than badass. Her Tammy is a small-town schlump so addlebrained she's never heard of Neil Armstrong, doesn't know how to pronounce “Mark Twain,” and decides the best way to scare up a couple grand in a crisis is to hold up a fast-food joint. When you see her gliding along on a Jet Ski, you know she'll be crashing it immediately, which might be why Tammy doesn't even bother showing exactly what happens, opting instead for sloppy cutting and some screams.

Even if all that were funny, Tammy would still be a tough sit. Falcone's film is an unsteady mix of broad comedy and indie heart, asking us first to roar at Tammy's ignorance and outrageousness and then to be moved at this lovable misfit muddling toward love, maturity, and a better life. It's like if Sideways starred Ron Burgundy: Who could believe in his minor emotional growth?

Alan Scherstuhl
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  • AMC Ahwatukee 24

    AMC Ahwatukee 24

    4915 E. Ray Road Ahwatukee, AZ 85044
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 11:10 AM, 3:05 PM, 7:10 PM
  • AMC Arizona Center 24

    AMC Arizona Center 24

    565 N. 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 12:55 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:50 PM, 8:25 PM
  • AMC Arrowhead 14

    AMC Arrowhead 14

    7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center Glendale, AZ 85308
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating 10:05 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:55 PM, 5:20 PM, 7:50 PM, 10:25 PM
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  • AMC Deer Valley 30

    AMC Deer Valley 30

    3033 W. Agua Fria Freeway New River, AZ 85027
    623-434-0300
    CC-Closed Captions;Digital Presentation 11:10 AM, 1:35 PM, 4:05 PM, 6:35 PM, 9:10 PM
  • AMC Desert Ridge 18

    AMC Desert Ridge 18

    21001 N. Tatum Phoenix, AZ 85050
    480-606-0803
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 11:15 AM, 1:45 PM, 4:20 PM, 7:05 PM, 9:35 PM
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  • AMC Esplanade 14

    AMC Esplanade 14

    2515 E. Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85016
    602-667-0330
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Cinema Suites;Digital Presentation;Reserved Seating 12:45 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:15 PM
  • AMC Mesa Grand 24

    AMC Mesa Grand 24

    1647 S. Stapley Mesa, AZ 85204
    602-956-4AMC
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 11:40 AM, 2:10 PM, 4:40 PM
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  • AMC Westgate 20

    AMC Westgate 20

    9400 W. Hanna Drive Glendale, AZ 85306
    888-262-4386
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video;Digital Presentation 12:50 PM, 3:35 PM, 6:10 PM
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  • Dickinson Palm Valley 14

    Dickinson Palm Valley 14

    1325 N. Litchfield Road Goodyear, AZ 85338
    623-535-4000
    (10:35 AM), (1:30 PM), (4:35 PM), 7:00 PM, 9:30 PM
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  • Harkins Arizona Mills Luxury 25 with IMAX

    Harkins Arizona Mills Luxury 25 with IMAX

    5000 Arizona Mills Circle Tempe, AZ 85281
    480-820-0387
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (11:25 AM), (1:55 PM), (4:25 PM), 6:55 PM, 9:30 PM
  • Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18

    16046 Arrowhead Fountns Center Drive Peoria, AZ 85382
    623-412-0122
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 9:05 AM, 11:40 AM, 2:05 PM, 4:35 PM, 10:05 PM
  • Harkins Chandler Crossroads 12

    2980 E. Germann Road Chandler, AZ 85286
    480-963-1502
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 10:30 PM
  • Harkins Chandler Fashion Center 20

    3159 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85226
    480-732-0110
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (12:15 PM), (2:40 PM), (5:10 PM), 10:05 PM
  • Harkins Christown 14

    1620 W. Montebello Phoenix, AZ 85015
    602-222-4275
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 1:20 PM, 4:15 PM, 7:10 PM, 10:30 PM
  • Harkins Cine Capri at Tempe Marketplace 16

    2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281
    480-557-0027
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 11:25 AM, 1:50 PM, 5:00 PM, 9:00 PM
  • Harkins Fashion Square 7

    Harkins Fashion Square 7

    7014 E. Camelback Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    480-423-5857
    Screening Room (9:45 AM), (12:05 PM), (2:20 PM), (4:40 PM), 7:10 PM, 10:10 PM
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    Harkins Gateway Pavilions 18

    10250 W. McDowell Road Avondale, AZ 85323
    623-478-9411
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 9:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 3:30 PM, 10:30 PM
  • Harkins Metrocenter 12

    9615 Metro Parkway W. Phoenix, AZ 85051
    602-216-6781
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (9:40 AM), (1:15 PM), (4:00 PM), 7:40 PM
  • Harkins Norterra 14

    2550 W. Happy Valley Road Phoenix, AZ 85085
    623-582-2020
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 1:35 PM, 4:45 PM, 8:15 PM
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    Harkins North Valley 16

    3420 E. Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
    602-482-4083
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 10:50 AM, 2:45 PM, 6:05 PM, 10:05 PM
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    9804 W. Northern Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345
    623-772-0707
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    2298 E. Williams Field Road Gilbert, AZ 85296
    480-821-3198
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 1:30 PM, 4:35 PM, 8:25 PM
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    Harkins Scottsdale 101

    7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85054
    480-538-1707
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption 9:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 3:35 PM, 7:40 PM, 9:40 PM
  • Harkins Shea 14

    Harkins Shea 14

    7354 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    480-948-6555
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (11:10 AM), (1:50 PM), (4:20 PM), 9:25 PM
  • Harkins Superstition Springs Luxury 25

    6950 E. Superstition Springs Blvd. Mesa, AZ 85207
    480-641-4603
    AD-Audio Description;CC-Closed Caption (11:25 AM), (1:45 PM), (4:15 PM), 7:00 PM, 9:35 PM
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    iPic Theaters

    15257 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    480-483-3232
    10:15 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:45 PM, 6:15 PM, 9:00 PM
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  • Picture Show at Paradise Valley Mall

    Picture Show at Paradise Valley Mall

    4550 E. Cactus Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
    602-923-1201
    (11:45 AM), 2:30 PM, 4:55 PM, 9:35 PM
  • Regal Gilbert Stadium 14

    1012 S. Gilbert Road Gilbert, AZ 85296
    800-326-3264
    CC/DVS-Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service (12:15 PM), (2:45 PM), (5:15 PM), 7:50 PM, 10:20 PM
  • Sawmill Theatre - Payson

    Sawmill Theatre - Payson

    210 W. Main St. Payson, AZ 85541
    928-468-7546
    (1:00 PM), (3:10 PM), (5:20 PM), 7:30 PM
  • UltraLuxe Scottsdale Cinemas at Scottsdale Pavilions

    9090 E. Indian Bend Road Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    480-302-6055
    11:15 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:45 PM, 7:15 PM, 9:45 PM
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  • West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In

    West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In

    5650 N. 55th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
    623-939-9715
    Digital Projection;Doublefeature: Tammy with Deliver Us From Evil 8:30 PM
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