Thanks to the success of “Bridesmaids” in 2011 and “The Heat” in 2013, Melissa McCarthy is becoming the queen of summer comedy. This season, she’s hoping to do it again with “Tammy.” So what drew her to this project? Well, she’s playing a character “who’s kind of falling apart and has to get out of town but her car is broken down” she told EW last year. “So she ends up on the road with her grandma, who has drinking problem for sure. They both have their issues they’re not acknowledging and they’re leaving town without knowing where they’re going. I love that there’s something that happens in a car with people where all bets off. You’re off your rhythm, off your schedule, you’re forced to be completely adaptable or die.”
And well, that’s what you get in this new trailer for the comedy. Susan Sarandon, Mark Duplass, Kathy Bates and more co-star in this one that follows a young woman who loses her job and man, and gets outta dodge. Mostly, we’re seeing McCarthy do a variation on a shtick she’s honed over the aforementioned films and “Identity Thief.” But hey, that’s what audiences want, and she seems to be making them laugh, and ultimately, that’s all that sorta matters.
“Tammy” rolls in on July 2nd. Watch below.