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28th June
2013
written by Adam

Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is an FBI special agent, top of her class but liked by none because of her Joe Friday personality. Meanwhile, Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) is a crass and crude Boston cop who tells it like it is. So, when the two are paired up to bring down one of Boston’s worst drug lords the stakes are high and pressure’s on, how to catch their man and how to deal with each other? Fireworks!TheHeat A pleasant surprise is in store for audiences this weekend considering the lackluster performances either of these two leads have had in their most recent comedy attempts. Breaking the spiral of Identity Thief, and Miss Congeniality 2 both Bullock and McCarthy bring their A game to The Heat; McCarthy with her sharp tongue and physical comedic approach, Bullock with her keen timing and straight but off kilter delivery make for fast and hearty laughs. A supporting cast of equally funny and sharp individuals sweetens the pot, I’m thinking Marlon Wayans, Bill Burr, and Tony Hale just off the top of my head. Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) continues to strike serious paydirt creating modern day classic comedies all the while allowing underdogs to have a voice and also consistently delivering the unexpected. At its core it’s simple, but it’s also a lot of fun. The Heat is rated R.

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