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'Tammy': Is Melissa McCarthy stuck in a creative 'Groundhog Day'?
'Tammy': Is Melissa McCarthy stuck in a creative 'Groundhog Day'?

It was, needless to say, not a great weekend for Melissa McCarthy. Her woman-on-the-run comedy “Tammy” took in just $21 million over the three-day weekend — a good chunk less than the prior three films in which she’s had key roles — and a tepid $33 million over the five-day holiday period. Meanwhile, her film landed thuddingly with critics (24% on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences (C+ CinemaScore). But leaving aside the film’s specific issues (Susan Sarandon road-trip redux, anyone?), McCarthy actually shouldn't feel too bad. As a relatively newly minted comedy star, she’s part of a group of actors who have trouble sustaining momentum,...

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