The Heat

Another cop/buddy movie, the best part is: this time it's two gifted comediennes! In keeping with what audiences expect in today's R-rated comedies, this one is action-filled, profane, and very anatomical. (Why must body parts be discussed so specifically these days? Are they really THAT funny?)

Director Paul Feig ("Bridesmaids") has paired this reluctant odd couple: an uptight FBI agent and a down and dirty street cop, to bring a drug cartel to justice.
  • Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side") is, of course, the uptight, New-York based, FBI agent. Bullock likes to start her films as an unlikeable character so she can be humiliated, then demonstrate improvement and get the audience to warm up to her after all.
  • Melissa McCarthy ("Identity Thief") is a Boston beat cop so down and dirty she only manages to turn her t-shirt inside out by the fifth day to pretend it isn't so soiled.
  • Demi├ín Bichir ("The Bridge") is the ultra-patient boss who realizes that no matter how brilliant his agent might be, her co-workers still hate her guts.
  • Marlon Wayans (Lots of TV) is winning as the colleague who really is trying to help!
  • Thomas F. Wilson (Lots of TV) is the poor guy stuck with trying to manage this pair when they finally agree to go out on the job together.
There are a LOT of funny bits: I particularly liked the one where McCarthy encounters Bullock's Spanx in the ladies room. You've gotta be there!
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Take a look at this trailer:
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