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. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she’ll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin 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 Larkin, 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.
Sandra Bullock : Sarah Ashburn
Melissa McCarthy : Shannon Mullins
Kaitlin Olson : Tatiana
Female 48 Hours
First we have the clumsy FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock). I was wondering how the hell she achieved to get in the FBI in the first place. She’s a human walking encyclopedia who isn’t capable of speaking one obscene word, but in a glance at a crime scene she magically reveals illegal weapons hidden behind a panel and some drugs under the table. David Copperfield is a loser compared to her. And then we have the street-cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) who rumbles around foaming with rage and swearing like a heretic while swinging around ferociously. The only positive thing you can say about her is her practical knowledge of the street.
These two opposites are (of course) forced to work together. And after the known obstacles and mistakes, the hate and antipathy disappear by itself as the film progresses. Eventually they form the unsurpassed and formidable team called “The Heat“.
The profound content of this movie is hereby succinctly summarized. In terms of humor this movie is a complete miss. The scene in the bar where they both get drunk is the only hilarious part (The polonaise with seniors was exquisite), but the rest is woeful corny slap-stick comedy. It actually started to annoy me at outset. The clumsy hassle of Sandra Bullock with her miraculous solutions, and the constant swearing Melissa McCarthy. There will be a wide audience for this kind of humor, but for me it was a complete waste of time.
My rating 2/10
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