TAMMY (MA15+)

The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - MOVIE REVIEWS -

A win­ning support ef­fort in the 2011 smash hit Brides­maids was the per­fect showcase for Melissa McCarthy’s in­nate abil­ity to ap­pal as she amuses. How­ever, when at the wheel of her own star ve­hi­cles ( The Heat, Iden­tity Thief), McCarthy seems in­ca­pable of find­ing a way to the funny. If only they made GPS sys­tems for senses of hu­mour. The ti­tle role has McCarthy tak­ing her al­co­holic granny (Susan Saran­don) on a reck­less road trip, where jet-skis will be crashed, liv­ers will be trashed and a fa­ther-and-son farmer duo (Gary Cole and Mark Du­plass) will be pashed. The joke-to-laugh ra­tio is low at best, and a flat zero dur­ing some ill-ad­vised scenes.

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