Lukewarm at best
White trash Boston beat cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) is forced to team up with uptight FBI WASP Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) in an effort to take down the big, bad drug dealer – who happens to have a handle on Mullins’ naïve little bro. Did ya not see that coming? One or two cute one-liners and McCarthy playing fast and loose with dress size jokes make all this barely bearable. Next time, reverse the roles and let’s have some real fun.
The Heat | Directed by Paul Feig (USA 2013) with Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Bullock, Tony Hale. Starts July 4.
Originally published in Issue #118, July/August 2013.