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Obviously there’s nothing new about Paul Feig’s “The Heat”. It’s a pretty well-tread formula: two polar opposite cops (played by Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy) meet up, hate each other’s guts, but eventually come to respect one another and by film’s end, become friends. Been there, done that. Of course, most of those other movies were with guys. This one is with girls, with Bullock as the stuck-up/by-the-book cop and McCarthy as the foul-mouthed, street-smart cop. But then you gotta figure that that was the only way it would work, right? Can you imagine McCarthy in Bullock’s role? Not gonna work.
Anyhoo. Check out two clips from “The Heat”. The first clip goes after the easy Boston accent (it’s weird, apparently), while the second clip has McCarthy going on a foul-mouthed rant that’s definitely Red Band.
Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence–and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.’s “finest,” is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.
Starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans, Demián Bichir, and Michael Rapaport.
Feel the heat later this month on June 28th.