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Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Heat (2013)

A rather uptight FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) reluctantly joins forces with a loudmouthed Boston cop (Melissa McCarthy) to bring down a drug kingpin. A rather formulaic cop buddy picture gets a makeover by casting two women in the leads. Indeed, if two guys were playing the leads, the picture would most likely do a quick fade. But the movie is lucky enough to have two actresses, who not only have great chemistry together but able to deliver the most dubious dialog with flair and style. As if sensing this is McCarthy's picture, Bullock backs off and lets her soar. McCarthy has some serious acting moments, in which she's good, in between her working out her potty mouth and kicking ass which bodes well for her as an actress since her loud broad act is starting to wear thin. I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I had a good time at it but I doubt I'd be much interested in the already planned sequel, once is enough. Directed by Paul Feig (BRIDESMAIDS). With Marlon Wayans, Jane Curtin (shamefully wasted), Taran Killam, Michael Rapaport, Kaitlin Olson and Michael Tucci.

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