The Heat is a mess, plain and simple. It is a basic movie of taking the one cop who is too big for her britches and too smart for her own good, and putting her with a partner who is literally to big for her own britches, and full of street smarts and could care less about the book, unless she is tearing pages out of it on the restroom.
And she can be a pig and still make everyone happy.
Is it s a highbrow movie? Of course not.
Is the humor going to fly over anyone’s heads? not even close.
Are you going to laugh? Sure.
All in all I’m glad we didn’t get a love interest for either character, and we didn’t spend too much time with the family. I really didn’t care about them, and really didn’t have a reason to care, but again, it was forgettable when on the screen, an
fun while on screen and you don’t miss it when its gone.
Unlike Identity Theft, when she had Jason Bateman to play foil, or her excellent Mike and Molly, where she has a whole cast to play off of and with, she is like a steak with steamed carrots and bottle of water, you don’t care about anything but her- Sandra Bullock tries to be a backed potato(e) but someone forgot the salt, its a good try, but no one is going to care about anything in this movie but her.
The best part is? The whole FBI subplot is just interesting enough to get you through to the important parts.
I wonder if Shelly Long and Rosanne could have pulled this movie off, and if Bullock and McCarthy could have pulled off She-Devil.
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