The first teaser is out for Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy, Tammy. She co-wrote the movie with her husband, comic actor Ben Falcone, who makes his directorial debut with the film. While McCarthy looks like she is just as funny as ever in this film, I can’t help but feel like I’ve seen her in this role in her last five movies.
Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a bad day. She’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It’s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), is her only option — with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shotgun, it may be just what Tammy needs.