Conclusion: Fox delivers a terrific presentation of the year’s #1 comedy to Blu-ray. I found the film itself to be okay, but I can see general audiences enjoying it quite a bit. It’s a generic, tired tale with fresh modern comedy and gender reversal (sad that this is the first I can think of) thrown in.
Excerpt: The Heat must’ve taken a small century to shoot. Over saturation of ad libbing turns this feminine buddy cop flick into a piecemeal comedy, where it would seem the often regretful story arc is secondary.
Excerpt: The most notorious scene in Paul Feig's Bridesmaids involved the eponymous wedding-party members getting a nasty case of the runs at a most inopportune moment. Less fecally inclined, and penned by a different screenwriter, Feig's latest crafts its sure-to-be-talked-about gross-out set piece out of...
Excerpt: Ostensibly Kristen Wiig’s show to steal, Bridesmaids found standout moments for just about everyone in its cast. That’s not the case with Paul Feig’s follow-up, The Heat , an unevenly matched buddy-cop comedy that amounts to a feature-length showcase for Melissa McCarthy riffing.
Conclusion: If Miss Congeniality teamed up with Bridesmaids’ Megan, it might look something like this. The cruder gags won’t win everyone over, but McCarthy and Bullock’s chemistry helps paper over the plot cracks and there’s enough situation comedy to entertain.
Excerpt: En actionkomedi med Sandra Bullock och Melissa McCarthy som omaka snutar kan låta både flopp eller flipp. Lite oväntat hamnar man någonstans emellan i en film som efter en ganska värdelös första halva blir riktigt rolig, men även har ett fint budskap kring systerskap.