Last week, I got to watch The Heat! NO, NOT THE NBA FINALS. I was invited to a screening of the highly anticipated movie, The Heat, on the Fox Lot. The stars of the movie – Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, two comedic geniuses. I couldn’t wait to see this pair in action! I don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say they KILLED IT!
Here is a little teaser trailer…
Melissa McCarthy was definitely the best part of the movie. Melissa’s improv skills are epic. The stuff that comes out of her mouth is insanely fresh and funny (and a lot of times… completely inappropriate! haha). Sandra Bullock was right there with her as the comedic veteran of the movie, playing the uptight, by the book character that she so perfectly plays. Their “odd couple” style relationship made them the perfect partners in crime and in comedy!
My one wish was for better casting of the other characters (not including Marlon Wayans and Michael Rapaport. They were great). The “bad guys” and the other cops were just not that believable. If those other actors or characters were better developed or comparable to the level of the leads the movie would have been 10 times better.
The movie is a summer blockbuster kind of movie. A little cheesy. Ok, really cheesy. BUT you will definitely have a good laugh out loud!