I saw “Tammy,” the newish Melissa McCarthy vehicle, last night. Shut up — I was accompanying teenagers who wanted to see it! It sucked, but it did use this awesome funk classic in the soundtrack:
I’m not above low-brow comedy, not at all. I thoroughly enjoyed “Bridesmaids.” I’ve been subject to friends’ derision for finding movies like “Pet Detective,” “So I Married an Ax Murderer” and “Dumb and Dumber” screamingly funny. I didn’t dislike “Tammy” because of my refined comedic tastes.
“Tammy” didn’t just leave me cold; it pissed me off! What a criminal waste of comedic talent! Even if you hate Melissa McCarthy (and I don’t; I find her funny in the right role, and she even had her moments in “Tammy”), the cast included Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Dan Ackroyd and Sandra Oh. But for want of a decent script, it was all for naught. Don’t bother, even when it comes out for free on Netflix.
Seen any GOOD comedies lately, at the movies or on TV? I haven’t, unless you count re-watching “Moonstruck,” which is one of my favorite movies ever. If you haven’t seen that since its release 25-some years ago, go watch it. I’m not finding life very amusing these days (sad anniversaries bringing me down), so I could use a good laugh. Recommendations appreciated!