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Tammy (2014)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 2 July 2014 (USA)
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After getting fired and finding out her husband is cheating, Tammy hits the road with her profane, alcoholic grandmother.

Director:

Ben Falcone
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1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa McCarthy ... Tammy
Susan Sarandon ... Pearl
Kathy Bates ... Lenore
Allison Janney ... Deb
Dan Aykroyd ... Don
Mark Duplass ... Bobby
Gary Cole ... Earl
Nat Faxon ... Greg
Toni Collette ... Missi
Sandra Oh ... Susanne
Ben Falcone ... Keith Morgan
Sarah Baker ... Becky
Rich Williams ... Larry
Steve Little ... Jet Ski Rental Guy
Dakota Lee Dakota Lee ... Kathleen
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

She hit the road. The road hit back. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Shirley MacLaine was originally cast in the grandmother role, however scheduling conflicts with the fourth season of Downton Abbey (2010) required her to be replaced by Susan Sarandon. Before Sarandon was ultimately cast, Debbie Reynolds, who famously played the title role in Tammy and the Bachelor (1957), was also considered. Reynolds' rendition of the title song, "Tammy," spent 23 weeks on the Billboard Top 40 chart, beginning July 27, 1957, including five weeks at number one, and was nominated for a Best Song Academy Award for 1957. See more »

Goofs

Keith Morgan Tammy's boss tells Tammy she was at least 40 seconds fired. She was actually fired 35 seconds by the time Keith told her this. See more »

Quotes

Keith Morgan: Tammy, do you know how I got to where I am?
Tammy: Sucking dick and kissing ass?
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The Extended cut runs ~4 minutes longer. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Earth to Echo/Tammy (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

She Was Country
Written by Neil Nelson
Performed by The Neil Nelson Band
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Had so much potential
10 August 2014 | by death-hawk1See all my reviews

It's films like these that make me ask 'Why do directors/producers/writers try and fill comedies with sentimental claptrap?'If they want to make a comedy they should make something funny. If they want to make a tear-jerking drama about a granddaughter struggling with her lifelong string of failures and her grandmother's alcoholism then they should release all the stops and make something truly tragic.

Tammy tries to do both and therefore fails twice.

Melissa McCarthy is a hilarious actor and there are moments of brilliance in this film however they are separated by long periods of sentimentality for which i did not sign up.

I hope her next film is a bigger success.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tammy See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,577,049, 6 July 2014

Gross USA:

$84,525,432

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,375,432
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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