When considering what movie I wanted to look up a critique of, I had a bit of trouble. I usually don’t have time to watch a lot of movie, but over the weekend my roommates and I made time to watch the movie Tammy. Some trailers for the movie can be found here.
The critique I found was on the popular movie review site: Rotten Tomatoes
The review gives Tammy, played by Melissa McCarthy a low score of 23% and an average rating of 4.3/10.
I feel that these ratings are inaccurate and I disagree with the critics consensus.
I found the movie to be extremely entertaining and down-right hilarious! I was laughing so hard that I cried in numerous parts throughout the film. The story line was rather scattered but I thought it had to be considering the crazy dynamic of the character. In a critique by Roger Ebert, he agrees with me for the most part. He commends McCarthy for her humor and compliments her spontaneity when it comes to improvisation and unexpected punch lines. He does comment on the fact that this is not the first time that we see McCarthy in this discombobulated, vulgar, and rather ruthless character. One ridicule that he gives is that we want to see McCarthy in another time of role. We know she can play this type of character, but what else does she have to offer. I entirely agree with him in this critique. Although he gives the movie 2.5 out of what I feel should be a well deserved 3/3 stars, I would have to say that his critique is well thought out and explained. You can check out the complete critique by Roger Ebert here.
Tammy is one of the only movies I have seen recently, and fortunately for me, it happens to be one of the better ones. If you haven’t spent time laughing the night away with Tammy yet, I would definitely recommend you do so, you wont regret you did.