This film is listed as a comedy/action/crime-story and stars Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marlon Wayans, Jane Curtain, and Taran Killam. The story is about a know-it-all FBI agent named Ashburn, played by Sandra Bullock and a short tempered (and slightly crazy) Boston cop named Mullins, played by Melissa McCarthy who get paired up together to catch a drug lord.
I picked this film because it has Melissa McCarthy in it and I am a fan of her work. She is very talented and really does well with comedic roles. I also like Sandra Bullock and have enjoyed many of her previous works.
While watching the film I felt sympathy towards Ashburn because she is great at her job but no one seemed to like her, she had no family, no friends, and she would borrow her neighbor’s cat. My favorite character was of course Mullins who is tough as nails with a twist of crazy. One of the best quirks of the character is that she doesn’t keep her fridge stocked with food, but instead stocked with an assortment of weapons. It was entertaining to see how this pair interacted and progressed together. They had a good cop bad cop dynamic going for them and they end up making an awesome team. Mullins is able to get Ashburn to realize her short comings and gets her to let loose.
My favorite scene is when Mullins and Ashburn go undercover at a dance club to gather information. Mullins gives Ashburn a large dose of reality regarding her normal attire and her demeanor. Ashburn is given a mini makeover by Mullins and the dancing scenes are hilarious.
Overall, I did enjoy this film and laughed out loud during several scenes. I do recommend it for at least one viewing but understand that it is not suitable for children. This movie has a good ending and message. (Ed Note: I watched a bit of this movie as well and thought it was pretty good.)
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Plenty of 'laugh out loud' scenes