Wednesday, November 20, 2013
One Minute Movie Review: The Heat
Director Paul Fieg of Bridesmaids, brings us a laugh out loud flick that combines Bullock's infamous straight gal routine with McCarthy's irreverent, obscene, and always well timed comedic presence. Bullock has done the reluctant and misguided FBI schtick to death (Miss Congeniality), but thanks mostly to McCarthy's quick wit and Feig's fast and furious dialog, her performance is enhanced to become quite endearing and actually funny. The script is fluid and relentless, filled with biting humor and banter that doesn't take a break. The story is somewhat goofy and predictable but the chemistry between the two stars most definitely makes up for it. However, the overuse of the F Bomb, manipulated in every form possible, distracts from an otherwise dynamic script and seems ultra lazy, pandering to the lowest level of guttural humor rather than simply allowing this dynamic duo to improv and aim for creative laughs instead of juvenile, bathroom giggles. The action is all right, a bit basic and unrealistic, but gets the job done. 3 out of 5 Kernels: the two stars bring the heat, but the excessive profanity cools down an otherwise very funny flick.