Melissa McCarthy in Tammy

Tammy Continues the “HAHA, SHE’S FAT” Shtick of Melissa McCarthy

Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is a mess. After striking a deer with her car on her way to work at fast-food joint Topper Jack’s, Tammy shows up late and gets fired by her boss, Keith (Ben Falcone). When her car won’t start, she walks miles back to her house, where she finds her husband, Greg (Nat Faxon), having dinner with their next-door neighbor, Missi (Toni Collette), with whom Greg’s been having an affair. Frustrated, Tammy begs her mother, Deb (Allison Janney), to help her out, but Deb refuses. That’s when Tammy’s crazy, alcoholic grandmother, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), offers to go on a road trip with her. Together, Tammy and Pearl bond over their misfortunes in life. Continue reading “Tammy Continues the “HAHA, SHE’S FAT” Shtick of Melissa McCarthy”

Jason Bateman in Bad Words

Bad Words: Can You Spell Painfully Unfunny?

Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) is a pottymouth who never passed the eighth grade. After finding a loophole in the rules for the Ohio regional spelling bee competition, Guy competes against kids more than half his age for a chance to win the national spelling bee, The Golden Quill. Much to the dismay of the overbearing spelling bee parents, Golden Quill director Dr. Deagan (Allison Janney), and Golden Quill founder Dr. Bowman (Philip Baker Hall), Guy manages to sleaze his way through the competition into the final round.  Continue reading “Bad Words: Can You Spell Painfully Unfunny?”