So tonight I was lucky enough to go to the cinema with my flatmate Jemma who blogs at TheAvenue92, if you haven’t read it yet you should she’s an incredible writer!
Anyway the point of this blog is to tell you about The Heat without obviously giving too much away about the plot and ending and all of the annoying things reviews usually give away which make you think the film is then not worth watching. This is not really a review, but it’s just something to do with the movie.
The Heat, with the beautifully designed movie cover as shown above, is a comedy film starring and showcasing the incredible talents of Sandra Bullock (one of my all time favourite actresses) and one of my new favourites, after her role in Bridesmaids Melissa McCarthy.
This comic action film written by Katie Dippold, one of Interview magazine’s: “13 People To Look Out For In 2013” and directed by Paul Feig who not only directed Bridesmaids but was Sabrina The Teenage Witch’s science teacher.
What a ridiculously small world.
We got in for a bargain £3.25, as it was the last night of the film’s showing. Woohoo! When I tell you there were only six of us in the theatre, I am not lying – everyone of my obnoxiously loud laughs were massive and couldn’t be blamed on someone else. With our bags of pre-purchased sweeties and crisps which we snuck in, we upgraded ourselves to Premier VIP seating just because we could.
The film was an absolute cracker with Bullock and McCarthy’s role being creative, loveable and most importantly for me credible. They have a connection which they were able to exploit to the fullest and the chemistry between the two characters was pretty unreal. They made everything work – from the drunken dance antics (which I were told later were completely freestyle) to the handing over of a hugemongus giant ginger moggy called Pumpkin.
This film was an incredible pick me-up and it just worked so well. The two who play a ‘gangster-styled’ cop (McCarthy) and ‘poker up the ass’ FBI agent (Bullock) worked magic for the camera. The differences between them were played up and allowed the development of the plot to work in their favour.
The main concept of the plot is that there’s a drug villain mysteriously and somewhat bizarrely known as Larkin. The characters Mullins (McCarthy) and Ashburne (Bullocks) must learn to work together, as they put themselves in compromising situations, and try and take this Larkin down. When Mullins family is targeted for some reason I will not divulge here, it basically makes the two leads into tremendous badasses, which means the film ends….
So, as it’s a comedy it should work out, right? Does it? Well, you will have to buy it on October 17 to find out.
Here is the trailer for the film, now bloody watch it: