Sunday, June 30, 2013
The Heat review; a hilarious cop comedy
A few Summers ago, I was in love with Bridesmaids. It was a movie with an all female cast, that had me rolling with laughter. The director? Paul Feig. He lead a cast of women, including Melissa McCarthy, towards box office gold. Even landing McCarthy an Oscar nomination. Fast forward 2 years, Feig and McCarthy reunite! The Heat stars McCarthy as a local Boston cop, along side Sandra Bullock. Bullock plays an FBI agent and she's teamed up with McCarthy to prove she can work with others. On-screen chemistry explodes in this hilarious film. Let's go!
What I liked about the film:
There were some nice supporting actor performances as well. Believe it or not, Marlon Wayans plays a pretty straight forward character, unlike his usual comedic roles. Michael Rapaport plays McCarthy's brother and they have some hilarious scenes together.
Katie Dippold wrote a decent enough script for our two leads, but Feig obviously gave them the creative freedom to improv some memorable scenes. I loved this. McCarthy could probably riff for hours if Feig let her. And there are some scenes where it's very apparent there was very little coming from the actors that was in a script. But believe it or not, he never lets them stray too far, as to take the audience out of the scene. He understand actors, and he understands comedic timing, just awesome work!
What I didn't like about the film:
Can't Wait for the Blu-Ray