Thursday, July 10, 2014

3 Enthusiastic Snouts up for "Tammy"

(:)(:)(:) for Tammy starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates and Mark Duplass (with small parts for Allison Janey and Dan Akroyd), Directed by Ben Falcone (Bridesmaid) and written by Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy.

From the reviews, I was expecting this movie to be terrible, just awful.  25% on Rotten Tomatoes?  Come on!  Pigs in the Attic 5 woudn't get 25% on Rotten Tomatoes!

Nonetheless, three of us women who maybe identify a little bit with some aspects of Melissa McCarthy, reluctantly chose it as our desperate mid summer chick flick and as my friend said, apparently we are in the 25 percent.

While no one could call this a great movie, it is fun, and it ventures into some seldom plowed territory--this is Thelma and Louise meets Bridesmaid--Melissa McCarthy and her (vaguely credible as a) alcoholic grandma Susan Sarandon head off on a road trip and get into misadventures.  How often do we see a 70 plus woman (Sarandon) engaging in inappropriate sex?  how often has armed robbery involved cocked fingers and warm apple pies?  How often has gay CEO (Kathy Bates) entertained us and all her lesbian friends (and these more real lesbians than Orange is the New Black, I'm completely playing for heterosexual salacious males lesbians) at a 4th of July bash and her magnificent Louisville spread? How often is the lead female of a movie obese, without a) us having to hear about how she is obese? b) watching her eat a lot? (she eats some, but not enough to get fat) or c) having Jack Black think she really looks like Gwyneth Paltrow?

All and all, it's predictable in a sort of is buddy road movie type of way, but its laugh out loud funny and all of the above.

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