When I heard that two of my favorite actresses, Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, were going to be in a movie together, I knew I was going to be laughing until my sides hurt. I was not disappointed. These two are a pair made in comedic heaven.
Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) is a full blown, no nonsense, whirl wind cop (policewoman or investigator sounds to tame for her). She curses, her hair is a mess, and she looks as if she has slept in her clothes for days but has the street smarts to capture crooks better than any of her peers. FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is as her name sounds. She is a by the book, immaculate, arrogant, G-rated, competent but cutesy agent. No one wants to work with either of them.
They are brought together to catch a major drug dealer and the fun begins. We all know that in the end they will learn to work together and share something that neither one of them have had in a while, friendship.
The talent of these two women is what makes the film work. Both have perfect timing and the ability to share a scene and not take over. Any lesser actress against either one of these ladies would have been lost and forgotten. I do wonder what would have happened if the roles were reversed and McCarthy was the FBI Agent and Bullock the cop.
I say SPEND THE MONEY and see THE HEAT in the theaters. Be prepared to laugh out loud, a lot!