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.
Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
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
Originally, Melissa McCarthy was unable to do the film due to overlapping commitments for Identity Thief (2013) and Mike & Molly (2010). However, the day after the former wrapped filming, McCarthy commuted to Los Angeles and Massachusetts, enabling her to do both. See more »
When Mullins is eating a pepper while parking, the pepper disappears and reappears between shots. See more »
[referring to Mullins]
That officer right there is a better law enforcement officer than *anybody* in this room. Myself included.
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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 »
Mostly Pleasing Comedy with Great Chemistry in its Two Leads,
The Heat is a good movie with a reasonably well developed plot and a fantastic comedic cast. It's a fun movie that is filled with side splitting hilarious scenes and great improv from its cast all around. The highlight is the stellar chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, they clearly enjoyed working together, which shows very well on screen. However, the story itself was quite flat, it was not one bit compelling or intense, as well as being too straight forward to really pull us in. I also felt the film made too many jokes about Bulllock's character being unattractive as a result of her restricted personality, this got tiresome after a while, but it just continues pretty much until the end of the movie, it was an extremely repetitive gag that was not even accurate for someone as beautiful as Bullock. It certainly has its imperfections, but The Heat is good, harmless fun, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good comedy, just do not go out of your way to see it.
A straight laced FBI agent is partnered up with a foul mouthed street cop in a hunt for a drug lord.
Best Performance: Sandra Bullock
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