Skip to comments.Rex Reed: Melissa McCarthy Gives ‘Tammy’ Her All, but It’s Nowhere Near Enough
Posted on 07/04/2014 11:10:56 AM PDT by EveningStar
The good news is that Tammy is not a crappy remake of the 1957 Tammy movie with Debbie Reynolds that spawned three sequels and a TV comedy series. The bad news is that this one is much worse. Its a desperate and brainless vehicle for Melissa McCarthy, which she wrote herself, with her husband, Ben Falcone, who also directed, with all the efficiency and verve of an abandoned Volkswagen on the Jersey Turnpike. There isnt a single shred of evidence that either of them has one iota of talent in the world of filmmaking. Tammy is not just a celebration of everything vulgar and stupid in the dumbing down of American movies. Its a rambling, pointless and labored attempt to cash in on Ms. McCarthys fan base without respect for any audience with a collective IQ of 10. And its about as funny as a liver transplant.
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Melissa McCarthy is very funny ,but can get very boring after about 30 seconds
seeing the TV preview ads, all I could think is that Hollyweird asked themselves -”How bad of a movie can I make?”
My sense is they’ve done a good job in that regard. Sadly, they will try again.
Now tell us what you really think, don’t hold back, Rex
I am so there!
The LA Crimes raked her over the coals for repeating basically the same character in several movies.
Mixed reaction. I liked her in Bridesmaids and The Heat.
Seems like McCarthy’s last three movies have the same character .
Crazy, fat woman doing stupid things.
Rex Reed is still alive?
I enjoyed Tammy but I was born in a much simpler time. I have been a Debbie fan since I was young. I even like the song.
This was one of the best critical eviscerations I’ve ever read. Alexander Woollcott (google him) once reviewed a self published book titled, “And I Shall Make Music”. His review was “Not on my carpet, lady.”
Wow. If Zorro was a movie reviewer, he would have been Rex Reed. I’m surprised Reed is still even reviewing. He’s from the old school of professionalism, where one despises almost everything with equal flourish and destain. The way Mr. Blackwell used to be about women’s clothing.
I did find his description of Susan Sarrandon funny; “A drunken nymphomatic Grandma.”
My first thought too.
Is that you, Rex Reed ?
Ain’t nothin’ cattier than an old fag.
Meh, movie critics and political pundits are the same thing in my book.
“Aint nothin cattier than an old fag.”
I guess that’ll teach me to wake up and eat breakfast late. I spit cereal all over the key board when I read your comment!
I hope the movie bombs and disappears, only because they stole the name of a classic movie.
The fact that UNFUNNY Will Ferrell can still make movies proves this wrong.
Modern surgery&medicine has come a long way when it comes to transplants.
Sadly, they can not yet transplant laughter and guffaws where they would do us all benefit.
They used to do it, but somewhere along the way, Hollyweird got diverted. Probably global warming.
Just from seeing the commercials, I gotta go with Rex.
They’re desperately trying to include FAT in the new normal.
"Begin Again" has the not unfamiliar general them of people finding their way through music. It's surprisingly well done. There is no meanness as people work through their situations and flaws. It cuts across various ages and music styles, thus conveying the universality of music. The scenery and music are enjoyable.
No car chases, murder, monsters from outer space, bizarre special effects....just real good movie making.
"The worst movie Ive seen this year is Mulholland Drive , a load of moronic and incoherent garbage from David Lynch that started out as a rejected TV pilot and predictably ended up at the New York Film Festival, where pretentious poseurs sit with their eyes glued to any screen as long as the projector is still running. From this bizarro atrocity, they should get astigmatism."
"... loathsome, incomprehensible and dismayingly amateurish Mulholland Drive . . ."
Yep, that's catty. And accurate.
Why critics do you respect then? Music? Literature?
MD was awesome. Reed dislikes anything mildly experimental.
I don’t respect critics.
So historians and scholars too?
Hardly. Only a moron would compare them to critics.
Critics are scholars. Good ones anyway.
If you say so. Not all of us have a need for someone to tell us what our opinions should be.
You think this is bad, in 30 years they’ll be doing a remake.
They don’t tell you what to think. Puffed up ignorance that is.
Rex Reed.? Geez I thought he stopped doing snit fits over movies back
when chia pets and salad shooters went out of style.
Who woke him up ?
LOL OK sure.
Respect the mighty film critic.
They’re scholars don’tcha know. LOL
roger Ebert wasn’t a film a scholar? Or Andrew Sarris? They were just like Harold Bloom is a literary scholar/critic. What you’re really sating is that there should not be any specialized discussion. Just hobbyist banter.
I haven’t seen the show and probably won’t. Nevertheless, isn’t Rex Reed about 268 years old?
Rex Reed is only slightly older than me.
How does it feel to be 267 years old?
This looks so bad, I’m surprised it got made.
I don’t imagine McCarthy’s fans will like it either, it clearly puts big fat slobs in a terrible light. The “fat pride” people should be up in arms.
Michelle Obama will take over in Jan 2017...she's a natural for those roles.
One hour and 36 minutes of farting, belching, snoring...: From Rex Reeds review of the sows Tammy
I truly HATE that fugly life form. If it came out as a hardcore Republican, I’d become a RAT out of pure spite.
A drone needs to remove that feral hog from the gene pool.