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 expect Mccarthy and Bullock to be bumbling and hilarious in this movie much of the time. We don't expect them to also be awesome at their jobs; that shocks us. Credit screenwriter Katie Dipold for allowing her female stars to be BOTH hilarious and heroic, a first for action comedies like this. See more »
When Ashburn and Mullins are drinking shots in the bar, a blonde woman with a black shirt walks behind them and stands to Ashburn's right. She disappears and reappears in subsequent shots. See more »
[to Asburn after getting bar patrons to dance]
Look, it's a frenzy. We started a frenzy.
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According to the end credits, Gina's Boobs are played by Jessica Chaffin's Boobs. See more »
The Blu-ray release contains an extended cut with just over 3 minutes of additional material. See more »
Tick Tick Boom
Written by Nicholaus Arson (as Randy Fitzsimmons)
Performed by The Hives
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd. / Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
I Enjoyed It
I'm not sure about these bad reviews, I really found a lot to enjoy here.
Plot In A Paragraph: FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a very skilled investigator in New York City, but is despised by her fellow agents for her arrogant attitude. On a brief assignment in Boston, she meets Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) a foulmouthed and rebellious police officer with the Boston Police Department. Ashburn's by-the-book philosophy clashes with Mullins' rugged and violent style of police work. Under pressure from her FBI boss Hale, Ashburn reluctantly agrees to team up with Mullins.
Whilst the plot is nothing special, and certain amounts of the humour revolve around police brutality and bad language, Bullock is an effective straight to the foul mouthed McCarthy and I found some serious lough out loud moments.
Enjoyable and I'll definitely watch it again.
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