Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Tammy is an irreverent, uneven buddy comedy that's heavy on depressing moments, primarily because the main character (Melissa McCarthy) seems lost and bears the brunt of the film's jokes. Even her grandmother (Susan Sarandon) forgets that she has feelings. It may be too bitter a pill for tweens and young teens. There's also lots of swearing (including everything from "dammit" to "motherf--ker") and drinking; one character is an alcoholic who behaves cruelly when she's drunk and also relies on prescription drugs obtained illegally. It's implied that a couple has sex in the back of a car; nothing sensitive is shown, but the car rocks. Also sexual language/references/discussions.
Some kissing. An older couple fools around in the back seat of a car; no nudity, but the car is shown shaking. A woman speaks openly to her adult grandchild about her sex life.
A car and a Jet Ski are both dosed with kerosene and torched. A woman pretends to be carrying a gun and holds up a store. A woman goes ballistic at the fast food place where she works and starts wiping her saliva on the burger buns. A woman drunkenly belittles her adult grandchild in front of an audience.
Frequent very strong language, including "f--k, "motherf--ker," "s--t," "goddammit," and much more. Also strong sexual terms/language.
You have the power to change the course of your life. Complaining about things won't get you anywhere; you'll only be standing in your own way.
Some name brands are mentioned, including Cheetos, Lays, Klondike, and Toyota Corolla.
Drugs / Tobacco /
One main character is an alcoholic who gets ugly when she's drunk, doing things like belittling someone in public. She offers a beer to someone who's driving and downs whisky like it's water. She also relies on OxyCodone to get through the day.