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Girls behaving badly again in new roadtrip comedy movie
Published 07/07/14



AFTER losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

Tammy (McCarthey) who was recently fired from a Topper Jack’s fast food restaurant, returns home to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbour. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parents’ home.

Her mum (Bates) refuses to let her take the car to Niagara Falls, so she resorts to her “ailing” grandmother Pearl (Sarandon), who also lives there. Only granny Pearl wants in on the road trip, and she’s willing to fund it.

Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the “baby-sitter”.

From finding love in a bar to robbing a Topper Jack’s in order to bail Pearl out of jail, this quirky adventure is full of female misadventures, including run-ins with police officers and a bad experience on a jet ski.


The last time Sarandon did a memorable road trip was of course Thelma and Louise. This movie, a classic mid-summer light-hearted comedy, does not have the feminist gravitas of that great buddy movie, which broke the mould in its time, but Sarandon, who is considerably older now, brings her talent and excellent character acting skills to this comedy role of a granny growing old disgracefully.

Ben Falcone, who directs and plays Tammy’s boss, also co-wrote the script with her. Their previous big projects include Bridesmaids.

Film: Tammy

Certificate: (15)

Director: Ben Falcone

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Dan Aykroyd, Toni Collette

PUBLISHED 07/07/14



 
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