The Heat focuses on Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) a hard ass cop from Boston who chases down bad guys with watermelons and spends 10 minutes looking for her 'bosses teeny tiny girl balls' in his office and Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) a uptight FBI agent who no one likes and is solely focused on gaining a promotion. They are paired together to find the elusive Mr Larkin, a major drug-lord.
Honestly I didn't even need to see a trailer for this, once I knew it was Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, I knew it would be comedy gold. I wondered if it might be a little too close to Miss Congeniality, but it wasn't at all.
I can't rate this film highly enough, I found it and still find it hilarious. I howl with laughter throughout the entire bar scene (about half way through for those who haven't seen it) but my favourite bit by far is the DVD extras. There is a full 20 minute scene of Mullins and Ashburn with the tape on their faces, taking shots and making jokes, I think I preferred this to the whole film!
Oh, I could just watch those extras over and over again! I love that this isn't just a comedy for chicks either, every guy I've spoken to who has seen this loved it.
Plus there are extra scenes where they have tried different ways to do a scenes, particularly funny is the one where Ashburn smashed the beer glass in her hand.
I think I need a dedicated Sandra Bullock post soon, because I honestly haven't seen anything of hers that I haven't loved. She's just pure comedy gold, but does serious roles so well too. I guess you haven't seen All about Stevie yet then?!
This is pretty predictable but I don't care, I know exactly what will happen and I will still watch it repeatedly. I was less impressed with Sandra Bullock in this film, she has done much better comedy performances (Two weeks notice being my favourite) but Melissa McCarthy shines, as she always does and she steals every scene she's in.
I can't fault this film and I am bound to get some sort of abuse for this rating but I don't care.....
To anyone who hates on this film: