Melissa McCarthy‘s self-written “Tammy” hits movies theaters this Fourth of July weekend. And while the holiday is all about fireworks, Tammy is all about bombing..
One of the best negative reviews you will ever read period was penned by vintage movie critic, Rex Reed, soon after he sat through McCarthy’s first self-produced venture.
Written by: Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone
Directed by: Ben Falcone
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates
Running time: 96 min.
The good news is that Tammy is not a crappy remake of the 1957 Tammy movie with Debbie Reynolds that spawned three sequels and a TV comedy series. The bad news is that this one is much worse. It’s a desperate and brainless vehicle for Melissa McCarthy, which she wrote herself, with her husband, Ben Falcone, who also directed, with all the efficiency and verve of an abandoned Volkswagen on the Jersey Turnpike. Continue reading