‘Tammy’ takes a road trip to nowhere: 2 stars

July 1, 2014 11:00 AM

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‘Tammy’ takes a road trip to nowhere: 2 stars

What seemed so fresh and funny a few years back via her breakthrough role in “Bridesmaids” has become as paint-by-numbers as stuff by Will Ferrell or Adam Sandler. In “Tammy,” an episodic vanity project co-written with husband Ben Falcone (who also directs), McCarthy again plays a fashion-challenged loner. Again a foul-mouthed malcontent. Again an arrogant punching bag who eventually reveals her softer side.

“Tammy” isn’t a crummy movie, just a familiar, forgettable one. McCarthy and Falcone at least have enough clout to lure some interesting performers into the undercooked mix.

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