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Sunday, September 29, 2013
1914 - The Heat
I really wanted to see this film when it was in theatres as Bridesmaids was easily one of my favorite films of that year. It was a no brainer for Paul Feig to reunite with McCarthy and vice versa following the success of their previous joint-outing - and this time they go after the buddy cop genre. It feels at times very much like those kinds of films that I grew up on. I like Bullock and McCarthy quite a bit here and the pairing is amazing casting. That said.... I don't know... I kind of started to feel like the film laboured on a bit - there were some entire scenes that were there just for the funny and didn't move the story along at all, and felt like that. The film, sadly, is hit or miss - but when it's hitting - it's hitting hard. There's some belly laughs here with the chemistry of the two leads, but the story beats and everything else feels a bit on the safe and predictable side of things. Although it could very well be that I just walked into this with unfair and unrealistic expectations. Please don't let me persuade you from checking it out, as I said - I liked it, but I was just hopping I'd LOVE it.