Oscar Winner Sandra Bullock and Oscar Nominee Melissa McCarthy are a “dynamite duo” (George Pennacchio, KABC-TV) in this outrageously funny comedy.
THE HEAT on Blueray and DVD
released on DVD
Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) is an FBI agent with a great professional track record. She’s smart, confident and cocky. She can solves the cases nobody else can and she won’t let anyone forget it. With a big promotion on the rise, her boss sends her to Boston to head an investigation of a local drug lord, in conjunction with the local police. If she can prove she is a team player and not alienate everyone she works with, she could earn that promotion.
Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) is the local detective working with Ashburn. Loud, in your face, and tough are only a few words to describe Mullins. She’s mean, she doesn’t follow the rules and she has her own “unique” way of handling suspects. The stakes are especially high for Mullins, because her brother Jason (Michael Rapaport) may be involved with drug-dealer she’s investigating. With a collection of arsenal weapons in her refrigerator at home, a mouth like a drunken sailor, and a history of putting her own brother in the slammer for committing a crime, this girl is one tough cookie.
The two couldn’t be more incompatible. After a hilarious clash of personalities, detective styles and lifestyles the two join forces to kick some serious butt and become the last thing anyone expected…buddies.
The Heat Blu-ray Bonus Features
- Deleted, Alternate & Extended Scenes
- Mullins Family Fun
- How THE HEAT Was Made
- Police Brutality
- Let’s Get Physical
- Acting Master Class
- Supporting Cast Cavalcade
- Over And Out
- Easter Eggs
- Hilarious Audio Commentaries Featuring Melissa McCarthy, Director Paul Feig, the Original Mystery Science Theater 3000 Guys, and The Mullins Family
The first word that comes to my mind when I think of this movie is hilarious. The pairing of uptight Sandra Bullock with loud mouth, tough girl Melissa McCarthy couldn’t be more perfect. Both actresses were perfectly suited for their roles and made their characters believable and interesting. I laughed from the opening credit to the outtakes. My favourite scene was the bar scene. I love the unwinding of Sandra Bullocks character.
Warning: This movie contained a ton of foul language. I know that in this day in age its difficult to create a movie without bad language, but in my opinion it was excessive. It has been reported that the “F” bomb was dropped over 150 times and at least 100 other swear words were used. Although, in some instances a foul words is required to create the perceived personality, I feel there were many instances in which it was over used. This is definitely rate for a mature audience.
We give this movie 3 out of 5 hearts. It was entertaining and hilarious, but too much swearing for my liking!