Top 5000
Down 17 this week

Tammy (2014)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  2 July 2014 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 24,311 users   Metascore: 39/100
Reviews: 119 user | 133 critic | 36 from

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


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
a list of 27 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
a list of 47 titles
created 19 Sep 2013
a list of 36 titles
created 08 Feb 2014
a list of 32 titles
created 9 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Tammy" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Tammy (2014)

Tammy (2014) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tammy.
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Mild mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Florida to confront the deceptively harmless looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.

Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho
The Heat I (2013)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

Director: Paul Feig
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy
Sex Tape (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

Director: Seth MacFarlane
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he's been betraying. And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S.O.B.

Director: Nick Cassavetes
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton
Bridesmaids I (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Director: Paul Feig
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne
Let's Be Cops (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

Director: Luke Greenfield
Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle
Neighbors I (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron
Blended (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

Director: Frank Coraci
Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Ski Rental Guy


Tammy, who was recently fired from a Topper Jack's fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent's home. Upon denied use of her mom's car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an "ailing" grandmother, who also lives in the home...Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. 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,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy. Written by Mayor_G

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


She hit the road. The road hit back.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

2 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bas Belasi  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,577,049 (USA) (4 July 2014)


$84,518,155 (USA) (10 October 2014)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The beer that Grandma Pearl grabs from the fridge is Dale's Pale Ale, a popular beer from Colorado, and has a 6.5% ABV. See more »


In the beginning when Tammy is getting fired, pay close attention to Ben Falcone's tie clip. Sometimes it's crooked and sometimes it's not. See more »


Tammy: What's Brookview?
Pearl: An old folks home; like a prison for old people.
See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a blooper from the scene when Tammy gets fired a minute into the credits. See more »


Call Me The Breeze
Written by J.J. Cale
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

McCarthy and Falcone shoot blank after blank from their comedic firearm
7 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Comedian Aisha Tyler once stated that comedians should take the first punch during their stand-up/hosting/entertaining performances. Making fun of oneself is more amicable and less controversial than reviling any group of people right off the bat. In my life today, someone cited Melissa McCarthy as a comedian. I originally concurred with the classification, but the more thought I infused into that labeling, the more I dissent it. McCarthy is not Tina Fey, Ellen Degeneres, or Amy Poehler; she began as an actress and continues her career as one. The "comedian" excuse does not apply.

In "Tammy", McCarthy does not only censure herself for the initial stages of the film, but tries to fly the entire film on string of self embarrassment. The saddest thought from my viewing of this film: McCarthy is not only selecting roles like Tammy, but she's creating them for herself. (McCarthy co-wrote the film's screenplay and is directly responsible for the material she has to act out.)

McCarthy and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon are faced with the most screen time in "Tammy" and each contribute more as actors than the script does as a narrative. McCarthy's hysterically brazen screen presence is the film's true source of humor, but I can't help but wonder if McCarthy would be open to revisiting authentic characters like she used to portray in "Gilmore Girls", which would replace her gimmicky, stereotypical roles like Tammy. Susan Sarandon, a goddess of her generation, keeps putting herself out there in whatever script she can get her hands on and we still pity her. As Tammy's grandmother, she at least straps on her acting gear and succeeds with a few lovely moments, but frankly her talent is not justified nor is it utilized properly.

For a project of such a low caliber, "Tammy" attracted a surplus of remarkably talented actors for brief, unflattering roles. The roster includes Gary Cole, Dan Aykroyd, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Kathy Bates and Allison Janney (who took time out of her career best year on television shows "Girls" and "Masters of Sex" to make time for an extended cameo in "Tammy"). Maybe McCarthy charmed these award winners with friendship to convince them "Tammy" was a worthwhile project. At any rate, it looks like they all had fun.

At best, "Tammy" is a cute flick to see with silly friends looking to laugh at things that probably would not be as funny if everyone accessorized their theater-going wardrobe with their thinking caps. McCarthy owns her figure and the expected judgment, but what makes "Tammy" funny is the facial expressions and enunciation McCarthy uses when reciting witless lines of dialogue. Especially in the film's first act, "Tammy" did acquire some laughter on my behalf. (Now whether I was laughing with it or at it is another story...)

At worst, the film is nothing more than an hour and a half of McCarthy making an a$s out of herself. Unclear and unrealistic characterization, expedient character growth for the leading goon, erratic moments of failed poignancy, and poor writing that almost feels like comedic improvising are some of the many wretched qualities present in the film. McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone, the co-writer and director of "Tammy" shoot blank after blank from their comedic firearm.

* / * * * *

40 of 64 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The main problem I had with it RodneyVervegard
I think I am the only person in the whole world who really enjoyed it! ellelou
Why is this movie at a 4.5/10 baylyhunter123-878-21501
Susan Sarandon Miscast: Who Would Have Been Better for the Role? tresjolie9
Why do people keep harping on her size??? shawnw007
Worse movie of 2014 rvdano52
Discuss Tammy (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: