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
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 »
Levy tells Ashburn to go to the Boston Police's East Boston precinct, which is identified as G-5 in Area F; in reality it's A-7 in Area A. Also, a Boston Police district's identifier shares the same letter as the area it's in, so it should have been identified as either F-5 or located in Area G. See more »
Two against two. I like those odds.
I'm gonna call for backup.
It's already here.
Hey, I was looking for you. I forgot to get your number.
Cool. It's 1-800-GiveMeYourFuckingGuns.
That's too many numbers.
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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 »
I cannot understand all the very negative reviews for this movie. They almost convinced me not to watch it. Fortunately, the decent reviews convinced me to take an chance, and I am glad I did. This movie is as good a comedy as any of the decent comedies to come out in the last two years, of which there were not many. The acting was top class. The script was very funny and the direction was just right. The leads complimented each other perfectly. The pace was very good and kept you interested. Even the slower part which was only a very small portion of the overall movie, but was one of the things which made it more human and easier to relate to. Well worth a look.
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