Melissa McCarthy can be popularly referred to as 'the woman who pooped in the sink in that one movie.' Her new release 'Tammy' s trailer has been released on YouTube. The movie is said to be about an extremely frustrated fast food employee who snaps and rampages around town and finally leaves taking her grandmother along.
Getting her big break in Bridesmaids she shot to fame and even won awards for her performance in the movie. To be honest the character was very endearing and did have some great moments in the film. She even stars in the comedy show 'Mike & Molly' where the shows USP was frankly that fat people can find love.
Which is heartening for the healthily proportioned the world over. She almost reminds one of Zach Galifianakis, what with her crazy over the top comedy and that is always a good thing.
Or is it?
Galifianakis is for the most part a one trick pony. He got to fame after his role in the Hangover and stuck to some variant of that role and made millions. But critics and audiences do eventually tire of an actor who can essentially do one thing. For a very long time. About 5 films to be exact.
McCarthy seems to be heading in the same general direction. Except sans beard, unless that somehow features in 'Tammy.' The trailer shows her running aroung with a paper bag on her face holding up a KFC for money. Seems original enough, a large foul mouthed woman with an attitude.
But that's who she was in 'The Heat'. And 'Identity Thief'. And 'Bridesmaids'. And 'This is 40'.
Ideally someone would notice and audiences would eventually stop paying for the same movie over and over again. 'Bridesmaids' made 288,383,523$ and 'The Heat,' 229,930,77$. So it seems someone is definitely watching.
Tammy, set for a July release has been directed by Ben Falcone, McCarthy's husband and also stars Susan Sarandon. Reviews will have to wait but analysts are placing it in the prospective top ten for the US summer box-office.