OscarÂ® nominee Melissa McCarthy (â€œBridesmaidsâ€) and Academy AwardÂ® winner Susan Sarandon (â€œDead Man Walkingâ€) star in New Line Cinemaâ€™s comedy â€œTammy,â€ marking Ben Falconeâ€™s directorial debut.
Tammy (McCarthy) is having a bad day. Sheâ€™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.
Itâ€™s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is sheâ€™s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Sarandon), is her only optionâ€”with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with Pearl riding shotgun, it may be just what Tammy needs.
The film also stars Allison Janney (â€œThe Helpâ€), playing Tammyâ€™s world-weary mom, Deb; Gary Cole (TVâ€™s â€œVEEPâ€) as ladies man Earl; and Mark Duplass (HBOâ€™s â€œTogethernessâ€) as his son, Bobby; with Dan Aykroyd (â€œThe Campaignâ€) as Tammyâ€™s dad, Don; and Academy AwardÂ® winner Kathy Bates (â€œMisery,â€ â€œMidnight in Parisâ€) as Pearlâ€™s fun-loving cousin Lenore. Rounding out the cast are Sandra Oh (TVâ€™â€™s â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomyâ€) as Lenoreâ€™s partner, Susanne; OscarÂ® nominee Toni Collette (â€œThe Sixth Senseâ€) as Tammyâ€™s neighbor, Missi; and Nat Faxon (â€œBad Teacherâ€) as Tammyâ€™s husband, Greg.
The screenplay is by Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay produced the film with McCarthy. Rob Cowan, Falcone, Chris Henchy, Kevin Messick, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener and Michael Disco served as executive producers.
The behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Russ Alsobrook (â€œPaul Blart: Mall Copâ€), production designer Jefferson Sage (â€œThis is 40â€), and editor Mike Sale (â€œBridesmaidsâ€). The music is by Michael Andrews (â€œBad Teacherâ€).
New Line Cinema presents a Gary Sanchez/On the Day production, â€œTammy.â€ The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.
This film has been rated R for language, including sexual references.