Talking Tammy with comedians Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy
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One morning in the late 2000s, actor Ben Falcone told his wife that he’d had an idea. “I want to write a movie where you take a road trip with your grandma,” he said. “And I think she’s an alcoholic.” His wife is Melissa McCarthy, and that idea eventually became Tammy (July 2), the first movie they’ve written and Falcone’s directorial debut.