Friday, August 2, 2013

The Heat (2013)

Director: Paul Feig

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin, Spoken Reasons, Dan Bakkedahl, Taran Killam, Michael McDonald, Thomas F. Wilson

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Good cop. Mad cop.

Plot: An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

I really didn't expect to like this but I found myself laughing out loud a lot.  This picture felt like it was tailor made for McCarthy.  She's fucking hilarious.  When I saw the red band trailer many months ago I laughed but I also felt the best bits were in the trailer.  They aren't.  They can't be because there's too many of them.  Some of the gags that didn't work for me out of context in the trailer work within the film. I was surprised at how raunchy and vulgar it was.  Not only that but they went in directions I didn't see coming.  It's a fun flick and I'm pleased to see that there's a sequel in the works.  I need more Melissa McCarthy in heavy crass mode.  I love this broad.  I might just have to see BRIDESMAIDS (2011) now.

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