A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way.Written by
We watched this last night and it was easily the worst movie we have watched for a long time.
We watched Identity Thief recently and struggled with it because Melissa McCarthy's character was completely unlikable, and the character in this is just an amplified version. It's like someone seems to think that if you have a character that's short and fat and constantly swearing it's funny. I don't have a problem with swearing, but it needs to be intelligently written and well timed. This could have been written by a 13 year old.
It was embarrassing to watch, like watching a slow car crash (that bar scene.... Jesus, that really was bad). What Bullock must have thought when she watched the finished movie. She'll never be an Oscar winner, but she's better than this rubbish.
And McCarthy... well, that's three things we've seen her in (her short spot in This Is 40 was terrible as well - does someone think she's a female Ricky Gervais or something?) and I'll not be bothering with anything else she's in for a while.
One out of ten - it stunk the place out.
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