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REVIEW: The Heat

REVIEW: The Heat

“Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig  re-teams with the woman who stole that movie and teams her with the much missed Sandra  Bullock for a female cop buddy film that’s a 180 degree turn from the usual “Charlie’s Angels”-type  female coppers.

Sandra Bullock is an annoyingly  smug,  uptight, efficient and much-disliked  FBI agent  who is forced to team with tough-as-nails undercover  Boston cop Melissa McCarthy to nab a drug dealer. The result: laughs that come so fast and furious, I kept missing the next line.

This one’s just as raunchy as “Bridesmaids” and really, just as much fun.  As if McCarthy and Bullock aren’t enough, Jane Curtain as McCarthy’s mom is priceless, though underused. I  could have used  more Curtain and less of the boozy bar scene, a been-there-done-that-way-too-often.

There’s a Melissa McCarthy family scene with Bullock that could easily become an instant classic.

An equal blend of kick-ass action and comedy, this is a franchise-must. See this film!!! Laughs are guaranteed!!

3-and-a-half stars.

 

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