Friday, June 28, 2013

The Heat

From its ultra-generic title to its ultra-bland teaser poster to its cookie cutter, gal-pal, good cop/bad cop plotline, this comedy starring Sandra Bullock and flavor-of-the-month Melissa McCarthy is anything but hot.  Bullock plays a stiff, lonely, play-by-the-rules kind of federal agent.  McCarthy plays a foul-mouthed, slovenly, makes-her-own-rules kind of street cop.  And of course, hijinks ensue when they partner up to take down a drug dealer.  But unfortunately these particular hijinks are completely predictable and not a whole lot of fun.  Sure, it's got some laughs, mainly due to McCarthy's trademark over-the-top Tourette's-like profanity tirades.  In that respect, it's kind of like watching 'Identity Thief' all over again, except this time it stars Bullock instead of Jason Bateman.  And although she's certainly easier on my eyes, she's also less funny.  So instead of the B- I gave 'Identity Thief', this one gets a ...

Grade: C+

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