In 'Tammy,' Melissa McCarthy returns to Midwestern roots

July 1, 2014 12:46 AM

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In 'Tammy,' Melissa McCarthy returns to Midwestern roots

BEVERLY HILLS Calif. (Reuters) - Melissa McCarthy, a comedian best recognized for her full-throated and dim-witted style, stays close to home and character in "Tammy," a Midwestern road trip that provides comic relief in a summer season largely dominated by apocalyptic action.

Co-written with her husband, Ben Falcone, who also makes his directorial debut, the film tells the story of McCarthy's Tammy, a coarse fast-food worker who loses her job, car and husband in an evening, and rashly takes off on a road trip with her hard-drinking grandmother Pearl, played by Susan Sara...

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