- Coming Soon May 6
With a string of hits that includes Bridesmaids, Identity Thief, and The Heat under her belt, Melissa McCarthy is one of the hottest comediennes in Hollywood — but as both co-writer and star, her upcoming Tammy is probably the purest distillation of her comedic sensibilities yet. Tammy follows the titular character as she goes on a crime spree that includes robbery and resisting arrest.
Though the film's sprawling ensemble cast includes Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, and Dan Aykroyd, this trailer largely focuses on the relationship between Tammy and her grandmother (Susan Sarandon) — including an attempt to "un-rob" the fast food restaurant she robs at the start of the trailer.
Tammy was co-written and directed by McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone, who also starred as her love interest in Bridesmaids. It arrives in theaters on July 2. --Scott Meslow
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How academia's liberal bias is killing social science
- Why Pakistan won't hunt down the terrorists within its borders
- Pope Francis' American problem
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- 10 famous people born on December 25
- The week's best photojournalism
- A brief history of the Christmas present
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 10 things you need to know today: December 20, 2014
- Sorry, GOP, tax cuts don't pay for themselves
Subscribe to the Week