The making of Tammy was a family affair and a passion project for Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone. Falcone wrote the script (with a little help from the missus) and made his directorial debut with the hit comedy. Tammy has arrived on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download and now the whole world can take home their little comedic baby.
As the Tammy trailer so hilariously shows, McCarthy is the title character and she’s not doing too well in this thing called life.
Tammy loses her job, totals her car and comes home to her husband cheating on her with their neighbor. What’s a girl to do?
She heads over to her mother's (Allison Janney) and looks for sympathy. And no, she doesn’t get it. But, grandma (Susan Sarandon) offers to take Tammy on a little road trip to get away from it all. Reluctantly, she agrees and our hilarity is on.
Janney and Sarandon aren’t the only fantastic names in this cast. Falcone scored Dan Aykroyd as Tammy’s dad, Mark Duplass as a guy who might be interested in Tammy romantically and Gary Cole (Office Space) as Duplass’ dad, plus Sandra Oh and Oscar winner Kathy Bates as lesbian lovers who are friends with Sarandon’s character.
Oh, and the film is co-produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (Anchorman)!
We are usually not the biggest fans of extended cut releases, except in cases where the director was controlled by the studio and the director’s edition proves to be more in line with his or her vision. But with Tammy, the theatrical version was just fine. And surprisingly, the Tammy extended cut includes facets of the film that must have been cut for time, because they are fantastic. Falcone truly shows his mettle as a budding comedic director and we cannot wait to see what he does next.
When it comes to bonus features on the Tammy DVD and Blu-Ray, the Tammy’s Road Trip Checklist is a hilarious delight. As Tammy is such a unique character, what she thinks is important for a road trip with grandma might not be what you and I would bring, and that’s what makes it so funny. It is a Tammy bonus feature must-see!
With so many comic talents, you can probably guess that the Gag Reel is something to behold. It’s not the best one we’ve ever seen (watch Anchorman online and you’ll see our fave!), but it is quite the study in brilliantly funny people firmly in their element.
Intrigued? Watch Tammy online right now!