What’s the funniest part of the Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy buddy cop comedy The Heat?
That’s the easiest question ever.
It’s when rough-around-the-edges Boston cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy) cuts off the sleeves and pants of straight-laced Federal Agent Sarah Ashburn’s (Bullock) clothes so that she will fit in better during their undercover nightclub sting and is horrified by Ashburn’s spanks.
It’s when Ashburn tries to perform an emergency tracheotomy on a choking victim after watching a video about it on television.
Or maybe it’s when Mullins throws a phone book at a perp during Ashburn’s investigation. Or when Ashburn and Mullins accidentally drop a perp off a balcony.
But maybe it’s when Mullins chases down a perp and throws a watermelon at him. Or when she’s looking for her captain’s “really, really tiny” balls. Or when she calls a perp’s wife to tell her that her husband’s been soliciting prostitutes.
Maybe it’s when Ashburn dances like a freak to cozy up to a suspect so that Mullins can bug his phone.
Or when she pretends the neighbor’s cat is her own.
No wait – it’s gotta be when they get drunk together all night at a bar.
The funniest part of The Heat?
Maybe it’s not such an easy question after all.
Including The Heat on this list is a no-brainer. This R-rated comedy is filled with F-bombs, outrageous gags, and just enough heart to make their eventual friendship satisfying but not sentimental.
Here’s a better question: How is it possible they haven’t yet made a sequel?
This is part of my Movies I’m Grateful For series, running daily through the month of November.
Other films include: Splash | New Moon | The Lucky One | Thelma and Louise | Katy Perry: Part of Me | Crazy Rich Asians | Under the Tuscan Sun | Terminator 2 | Moulin Rouge! | How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days | Practical Magic | Schindler’s List | Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol | Stardust | The Man in the Moon | The Others | Little Women | Cruella | Sliding Doors | Far and Away | The Magdalene Sisters |
Sookie St James in her finiest hour! This was a big hit, and we really needs hits right now, so I think all Gilmore Girls characters should have their own movies, right?
I could not agree more! Let’s get Lorelai away from the Mighty Ducks, Rory out of her red-hooded dystopian hellscape and get them together on the big screen!
Who wouldn’t want to see Kirk in a solo adventure? Mr Doosey’s Magic Emporium? Miss Patty’s Flashdance with Rami Malek? This could save cinema!
Just as long as Kirk is starring in the film and not directing it. I’m still scarred from the short film he showed at the Firelight Festival….
Yeah, that wasn’t a winner. Dusting off my Gypsy fan fiction as we speak. Don’t you think Luke has what it takes to star in a Die Hard film?
Definitely. He’s resourceful, grumpy, and even looks like Bruce Willis if you squint and have a six pack.
I want the Miss Patty origin story!
With a Hep Alien soundtrack, but all band members played by Sherilyn Fenn!
I mean no disrespect to Sherilyn Fenn the actress, but her characters (both of them) need whitewashed from the Gilmore Girls universe!
Hep Alien soundtrack but bring back Adam Brody !!!!
Paris; the solo years with a Nick Offerman guest appearance AND a Hep Alien cover of the Greatest American Hero theme.
By god, I think you’ve got it!
Well I love Sandra Bullock, but Melissa McCarthey does my head in even in trailers, so haven’t seen this, or anything else she’s been in.
She’s a love her or hate her kind of gal – I think this is her finest film. There’s a lot of F-bombs and her acting silly, but not as much bathroom humor, which I find gets tedious fast.
Heresy! Yellow card surely for disparaging a Gilmore Girls star! That would be a straight red on my turf! Ref!
She is so un-Gilmore Girl like in this film I’ll allow. But I do think it deserves a warning!
Off topic – I’d really like to see an R-rated version of Gilmore Girls. Because I know in my heart Lorelai and Sookie swear like truckers!
Isn’t there a red band version? Mrs Gilmore would be the worst, she can barely contain herself at times! I’d like to see her smash Logan’s telescope over his noggin.
stepping away from the vehicle………….
Hands up where I can see them…….
Off! Off! Off!
Pfft pfft pfft!
I either love Melissa in a film…or not so much. This one was not so much for me, but I absolutely loved her in Spy and The Boss.
Same. I liked The Boss too, and Identiy Thief.
Not so much Bridesmaids and Tammy. I don’t think I’ve seen Spy.
I recommend giving Spy a view. Supporting cast is stellar as well.