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The Boss (2016)

This movie is little more than a Melissa McCarthy comedic vehicle. The little bit more comes from a solid supporting cast that helps keep the ship afloat. 6404

Gone Girl

Based on the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name, Gone Girl, is a dramatic mystery starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. 1354


I don't know that I was expecting a lot from Tammy, but I was definitely expecting more than this. The film stars the beloved Melissa McCarthy in the titular role as slovenly fast-food worker who's struggling to get away from her collapsing life. After being fired from her job and finding her husband with another woman, she goes down the street to her mother's house. After her mother refuses to help her leave town, Tammy's estranged, diabetic grandmother (Susan Sarandon) decides to offer her a car, on the condition that Tammy take her along for the ride. The rest of the movie is like an odd couple journey with Tammy and her grandmother as they work out their issues and get into some mischief on the road. Most of that mischief has to do with Tammy's grandmother being a horny alcoholic who gets drunk and hooks up with a random guy named Earl (Gary Cole) and ends up setting Tammy up with his son Bobby (Mark Duplass). Eventually, the two end up visiting their cousin Lenore (Kathy Bates) and staying around for her lesbian 4th of July party. That's where things come to a head and Tammy and Pearl have to deal with their issues. This whole movie is pretty low energy with a lot of jokes that seem to lack any real punch. I realized that I might be in for a long trip when the movie's opening bit ended and I thought to myself, "Oh no...that was supposed to be funny!?".