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MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references.
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Primary Audience:
Crime Comedy
1 hr. 36 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
July 2, 2014 (wide—3,350+ theaters)
DVD: November 11, 2014
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Relevant Issues
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loss of employment

blaming others for one’s failures

adulterous husband

vulgarity and lewdness

goodness and righteousness

robbery in the Bible


drunkenness in the Bible

drinking and driving

Featuring: Melissa McCarthy … Tammy
Toni ColletteActress
Susan SarandonPearl
Allison Janney … Actress
Sandra Oh … Actress
Mark L. Young … Actor
Dan Akroydd … Dan
Kathy BatesLeanor
Gary Cole … Actor
Nat Faxon … Greg
Ben Falcone … Keith
Mark Duplass … Bobby
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Director: Ben Falcone—“Bridesmaids” (2011), “What to Expect When You're Expecting” (2012), “Enough Said” (2013)
Producer: Gary Sanchez Productions
New Line Cinema
Distributor: Warner Bros.

“She hit the road. The road hit back.”

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “‘Tammy’ is a road trip crime comedy about a woman who gets laid off from her fast-food job and discovers her husband is unfaithful. She takes a road trip of self-discovery to Mount Rushmore. As things turn out, though, her decidedly non-PC diabetic grandmother insists on making the trip as well.”

Violence: Moderate / Profanity: Heavy to extreme—OMG (14), “G*d-damn” (7), “God” (6), “Jesus” (4), “hell” (4), “damn” (2), etc., plus about 20 f-words, s-words (45), vulgar words for genitals, etc. / Sex: Heavy (but little nudity)

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Negative—I am a solid fan of Melissa McCarthy. She is a brilliant comedian who knows how to express humor and pathos all in the same breath. She can be utterly gross and still completely endearing. I went to see “Tammy” because I like McCarthy’s comedy, even if it’s gross. This story was gross, foul, profane and chock full of immorality. And on top of that, the script was stupid and boring, and that did me in. I didn’t even want to stay to see what happened next—it was that boring and repulsive.

All that comedic talent and stellar costars gone to waste on a totally useless movie and a story that is utterly reprehensible from a spiritual point of view.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
Halyna Barannik, age 68 (USA)
Movie Critics

…It has some chuckles and sweet emotional moments, but it’s only funny in fits and starts. Making matters worse, it has abundant foul language that’s pervasive and other crude elements, including some overt homosexual characters. …
—Ted Baehr, Movieguide

…a one-dimensional sludge-fest… drunken driving, drunken bar-hopping, drunken jail time, drunken debauchery and drunken squabbles (at an all-lesbian Fourth of July party)…
—Bob Hoose, Plugged In

…littered with crass behavior, a general lack of good taste and bad language that loses its punch from sheer overuse…
—Christa Banister, Crosswalk

…Melissa McCarthy's formula wears thin…
—Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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