[Movie Review] The Heat


Director: Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, I Am David)

Writer: Katie Dippold (Parks, Recreation)

Stars: Sandra Bullock(The Proposal, The Blind Side), Melissa McCarthy(Identity Thief, Mike & Molly)

M.Y: So you go into the Cinema on a faithful day, expecting to see a supposedly more awesome movie and then the movie schedule messes you up and you are stuck with this female-buddy-cop-action-comedy-flick.

Kiki: Hey yah. Why does this keep happening to you by the way?

M.Y: I donno O. I tire sef. Now I wasn’t the most optimistic person about seeing The Heat.

Kiki: Well, I for one had missed seeing Sandra Bullock on the big screen. That cajoled me to see this flick. I didn’t expect much though and I didn’t get much *shrug*

So, how did this eventually turn out for you?

M.Y: Well, that’s why we are here right?


The Script


Kiki: Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldn’t be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.

M.Y: I have never seen a female buddy movie that sticks (maybe MadMoney), talk less of a female buddy cop movie. But this will go down as a female buddy cop movie which lays a good foundation

Kiki: Good foundation? Nahh I wouldn’t TOTALLY agree with that. But it did have some fun grounds to it.

M.Y: Lol…by good foundation I am not putting it in the league of Lethal Weapon or Bad Boys. I mean it’s the first in the female series I know of so let’s give it that lil bit of respect. The story is predictable, offers a few twists, but none gives the jaw dropping effect.

Kiki: Lethal Kini? That movie shouldn’t have even come to your mind when comparing a movie with The Heat. Maybe Other Guys. Anyways I second that opinion about the predictability. Just a hardly satisfactory nod.

M.Y: But then it is a whole lot of fun. I laughed so hard I cried. I know I have a very easy to impress sense of humor, but I think you have to trust me on this one. It is H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S

Kiki: Sandra Bullock et Melissa McCarthy. Talk about a duo you just can’t shake off.


The Directing


M.Y: Paulie is obsessed with female buddy movies I must say.

Kiki: If you’re keen on seeing a movie just to kick off your shoes with a bowl of popcorn and a can of soda and not have to think atall

M.Y: Remember, she said ‘kick off your shoes’. You don’t wanna cause a commotion in the cinemas. So in other words, she means this is the kinda movie you relax to watch on birthday suit fridays after a hard week’s work

Kiki: DEFINTELY a birthday suit friday movie.

M.Y: *Clears throat* Well, kids are watching, so don’t worry lets talk about that after the show.

Kiki: After the show kids *wink* Anyways, this had the same vibe with Bridesmaid which he also directed and Melisa McCarthy also happened to feature in it. So if you have seen The Bridesmaid, expect a lot more similar stuff only with a little more action this time. He did a decent job directing

M.Y: Yep. Pretty decent job



The Acting


Kiki: Caaman guys! It’s Sandra and Melissa we are talking about here. They can’t do no wrong in Hollywood!

Remember The Blind Side..and Identity Thief?

M.Y: At first, I didn’t even recognize Melissa. She looked kinda different. But the moment she started speaking through that foul mouth of hers, there was no mistaking her for someone else.

Kiki: The supporting cast and quite a number of scenes were also pretty decent. The albino guy, the scene in the police chief’s office, the water melon scene….it was a funny movie I must admit.

M.Y: Yeah it sure was. Sandra Bullock portrayed the uptight lady with such perfection. But it was the very talented and extremely foul mouthed Melisa McCarthy who owned the show in this movie.

Kiki: That sure seems to be her good side which is bad. And how on earth did she land those hot one night stands?


The Verdict


M.Y: The Heat is a Popcorn and Hotdog for me. It was really solid as a comedy but doesn’t really leave any mark once you are done. Though like I said, it’s a good foundation for female buddy cop movies.

Kiki: I couldn’t agree more. But yeah, went in with no high expectations atall. I mean , in my opinion, you shouldn’t expect much from a comedy flick. So I got what I bargained for I guess. But trust me, you wouldn’t beat yourself up for paying a grand to see this one at the movies.

M.Y: Oh by the way, have you seen House Of Gold?

Kiki: M.Y, this is The Heat movie review. We will talk about That house later. Bye for now good people jare.


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