The title of a movie is very important.
It must pique our interest. It must evoke a mood. It must perfectly sum up what the movie is about.
So I ask you, does “Tammy” do that? (It’s a comedy starring Melissa McCarthy that opens Wednesday.)
No, it does not. I hate character names as titles because they tell us absolutely nothing about the movie. One-name titles are cop-outs – lazy writing and even lazier marketing. (I’m talking to you, too, “Lucy” — the upcoming Scarlett Johansson actioner.)
But it could have been worse. Way worse. Here, then, is a look at some of Hollywood’s worst movie titles: