Movie Review: The Heat

The mismatched battling duo of uptight FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and rude Boston police detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) provides many amusing and cringe-inducing moments in The Heat.

When Ashburn is assigned to investigate Mullins’ case, neither character is happy. Their distinctive personalities clash as they work together to catch a drug lord. In an early scene, the two women are stuck in a doorway, unable to move forward, unable to retreat, all the while trying to be the first one through that door. As the film progresses, the women bond in unusual and somewhat contrived circumstances.

One of my favorite scenes involves Mullins attempting to dress down Ashburn by ripping apart her clothing and exposing her Spanx.

Definitely light fare and entertaining, especially if you enjoy “buddy cop” movies.


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