Alas, it was not to be.
So here we go again as Fox gives it another shot with THE HEAT.
It’s a simple enough concept, that’s for sure: a crusty Boston cop versus a tightass F.B.I. agent—except now they’re teamed. Starring America’s TWO sweethearts, Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
So what we’ve got here are two damn good cops in their own right forced to work together, making for female protagonists in the first degree.
Here BRIDESMAIDS director Paul Feig hits another out-of-the-park homerun by casting Ms. McCarthy as a streetwise, down and dirty cop who doesn’t take s*** from anyone.
Especially not from prissy, uptight FBI agent Sandra Bullock who’s dispatched to Boston to assist in a high profile operation to bring down a ruthless drug lord—stepping squarely on foul-mouthed McCarthy’s turf.
It’s a match made in box office heaven.
But be forwarned!
Whereas McCarthy’s comic delivery and perfect timing maybe spot on and the laughs come fast and furiously, the ferociously foul soundtrack is bound to offend some moviegoers.
And we’re not just talking limitless f-bombs here, folks.
Oh no, those seem soft when compared to the rest of the film’s strong verbal arsenal.
Translation: This one really EARNS its hard-R rating thanks to the spoken word.
Add Marlon Wayans plus a number of fun-cameos to the proceedings and you’ve got what will probably turn out to be the top adult popcorn-comedy of the summer season.
THE HEAT raising 3-1/2 out of 5 red-hot comedy fingers.
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