The Heat (2013)

The Heat (2013)

The Heat 2013Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Thomas F. Wilson, Demian Bichir

Directed by: Paul Feig

Written By: Katie Dippold

Rating: R (US)  Running Time:  1 hr 57 min.

Two Cents:

There have been many buddy cop movies, both good and bad, and they keep popping up because, well, it’s a winning formula. Take two contrasting personalities and conjure up a way to force them to work together. Frame their journey within an all too familiar crime plot leading to the bad guys ‘big deal’ that our heroes must stop, and let the hilarity ensue.

As long as your leads have chemistry this should be a good time at the theater. I’m happy to report that Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy do have that chemistry, so The Heat is mostly an enjoyable film. Bullock playing straight next to McCarthy’s brash craziness works out great, and occasionally, this film can be really very funny. The only thing that lets The Heat down is its strict adherence to the buddy cop formula. There is no attempt to add anything new so the plot is very predictable.

Movie Prep:

If you’ve enjoyed Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in their other movies you’ll be happy here.

Best Format:

This isn’t all that interesting visually. A regular DVD rental or streaming showing at home on your TV, laptop, tablet or phone will do.

Best Moment:

When Melissa McCarthy starts loudly asking if everyone in the department can help her find her commanding officer’s balls. I nearly coughed up a lung I was laughing so hard!

References: IMDB

1 comment

  1. Whoompa_1

    I love Sandra Bullock, and Melissa McCarthy is hilarious, so putting the two together can only make good things happen. I did enjoy this movie, your right, it brings nothing new to the table, but it doesn’t need to like you mentioned in your review, it is a winning formula, all you need is the chemistry, and these two have it. A decent night’s entertainment.

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