But when is she going to get a movie that shows off all of her skills? A good movie of her own? "Tammy" is definitely hers, through and through. But in it she makes a mistake that the truly great comedians rarely do: Instead of making us laugh, she concentrates on making us like her.
The story stars McCarthy as the title character, a minimum-wage slave in an unfulfilling marriage. But wait, it gets worse. Because then she loses the job, and the marriage. It's time to get out of town, but her car's broken down and she has all of $63.