Considering Melissa McCarthy had three films that made over a hundred million dollars last year, is it fair to call her America's sweetheart? She's definitely the most high-profile comedienne working today, and her latest, 'Tammy,' just released its first trailer. And no surprise, it puts McCarthy front and center.
'Tammy' is a family affair as it was directed by McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone (it's his first film), and was written by the couple. And though the film also features Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, and Mark Duplass, for this first teaser trailer, they let McCarthy do her thing as a criminal with few skills. It's effective for what it is. We're guessing that Warner Brothers thinks they have another monster hit with the film as it's going to come out in the heart of the summer.
Here's the film's synopsis:
Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a bad day. She’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It’s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), is her only option—with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs.