Film Review – THE HEAT (2013)

Heat, The (2013; USA; Colour; 117m) ∗∗∗½  d. Paul Feig; w. Katie Dippold; ph. Robert D. Yeoman; m. Michael Andrews.  Cast: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin, Spoken Reasons, Dan Bakkedahl, Taran Killam, Michael McDonald, Thomas F. Wilson, Peter Weireter. An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord. Coasts on the superb comedic interplay between McCarthy and Bullock, much of which appears ad-libbed and is very funny. Story itself is predictable and the finale falls back on convention, but this remains a crude, but enjoyable buddy movie. [15]