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Susan Sarandon unleashed, Melissa McCarthy reined in

This show could have been funny had Melissa McCarthy not softened her rough edges, but she is mostly serious

Published on Jul 5, 2014 10:09 PM
Susan Sarandon (right) plays her role with such aplomb, she outshines Melissa McCarthy (left). -- PHOTO: WARNER BROS

Review Comedy


97 minutes/Now showing/**1/2

The story: After losing her car, job and unfaithful husband, Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) just wants to get into a car and escape from her home that is just next door to her mum's house in South Illinois. Problem is her wild-living, alcoholic grandma Pearl (Susan Sarandon) owns the car and insists on going along for the ride to her dream destination of Niagara Falls.

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