Rose Cooper is an uptight and by-the-book cop whose name has become a verb synonymous with screw-ups, and she's found a chance to redeem herself. She has been assigned to protect a federal witness, Daniella Riva, the vivacious and outgoing widow of a drug boss. As the two polar opposites race through Texas, they find themselves pursues by everyone from crooked cops to murderous gunmen. However, their greatest obstacle to making this out alive may be themselves as they learn that Cooper has now been considered a fugitive fleeing with Danielle.
The film's original title was Don't Mess with Texas. See more »
The cuff shackling Daniella to Cooper during the bus chase is obviously so big that she could have freed herself from it at any time. After the chase has ended, Sofía Vergara accidentally pulls her hand halfway out of it (a second before Cooper says "Move! Move!"), then hurriedly slides it back on her wrist. See more »
I'm not sure what to add here that hasn't been said already. It's just a run in the mill cop comedy, except that the police character in question happens to be a woman, and her escortee is a Latin American female.
Unlike Jerry Lewis and Christopher Hitchens I know that women can be funny. There've been lots of funny women around. And the two actresses here actually do an excellent job of acting their parts. The only problem is that the writing is tepid at best. It's not bad, but it's cliché in a late 1990s 2000-teen era sort of way.
The sexual comedy is not funny. The romantic moments aren't all that romantic. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of development about anything other than a basic plot and an attempt to play up the cultural divide between the two female leads.
Again, not really a bad film, and technically it's "good", but I think I chuckled maybe three times. Which is too bad because I've seen both actresses in other roles, and they can make good dialogue sing. This material was essentially "by the numbers" kind of stuff. Formulaic retreaded scripts do not a good movie make. And all the A-grade talent in the world won't make up for it.
Oh well. If you need a police comedy on your TV or computer monitor, go rent the first Police Academy movie, then hop onto a game server of your choice.
See it maybe once, then pass it up if the opportunity to watch it again comes around.
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