Monday, July 15, 2013

The Heat

STORYLINE: Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Lassen, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Lassen. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Lassen has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Lassen, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Lassen herself. Ahsburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way.

The way they each embody parts of both characters in a traditional buddy-cop movie is what allows them a lot of rope, and a lot of opportunity to “just play”.-at the matinee

But here’s the real feat: About 95 percent of The Heat could be made and would still be considered comedy if both of the protagonists were (1) men, and (2) thin. The horrible thing that’s so often done to actresses in comedies and especially to actresses with bodies like McCarthy’s is that the things they’re given to do are only funny — or significant —because they’re women or because of their size. Funny to hear girls swear, funny to see girls fight, funny to see big ladies fall down, very important that everyone get a boyfriend, crucial that someone get a makeover and show up in a hot dress.
Nope. Nope, nope, nope and nope. I don’t believe either of them dresses up once in the entire movie, and the only thing that sneaks up on a makeover scene is a twisted, tortured parody of one (which contains the Spanx joke from the trailer that’s very different in context)-honestly

 I'm beginning to think now McCarthy always delivers! I love her when she's on SNL. Thankfully, she's seen now as such a funny lady. And she honestly does carry this movie with Bullock. If you need a laugh..well, here you go!


Cafe Fashionista said...

I LOVE both of these ladies - such incredible talent! :)

Sara Gerard said...

I can't wait to see this! It looks really funny!

MOSAMUSE said...

good to know its good!