Heat

The Heat

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Director: Paul Feig

Cast: Paul Feig, Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir

     
 

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Director Paul Feig reteams with Melissa McCarthy, the breakout star from Bridesmaids, adding Sandra Bullock to the mix for the action comedy The Heat. The story begins when egotistical, ambitious FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) is promised consideration for a big promotion if she can bring down a drug lord setting up shop in Boston, she's forced to

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Director Paul Feig reteams with Melissa McCarthy, the breakout star from Bridesmaids, adding Sandra Bullock to the mix for the action comedy The Heat. The story begins when egotistical, ambitious FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) is promised consideration for a big promotion if she can bring down a drug lord setting up shop in Boston, she's forced to team with loud-mouthed local cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy). The two hate each other at first sight, but as they dig deeper into the mysterious identity of their prey, they forge an abiding respect and friendship.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
After director Paul Feig's Bridesmaids became a box-office smash in the summer of 2011, it seemed inevitable that there would be a flood of R-rated comedies aimed at the female audience. Sadly, for whatever reason, it was a trend that Hollywood didn't follow, at least not until 2013 when Feig returned with The Heat, an action comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as odd-couple cops that rivals Goodfellas for its use of F-bombs and Lethal Weapon for its appealing chemistry. When egotistical, ambitious FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) is promised consideration for a big promotion if she can bring down a drug lord setting up shop in Boston, she's forced to team with loud-mouthed local cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy). The two hate each other at first sight, but as they dig deeper into the mysterious identity of their prey, they forge an abiding respect and friendship. While Katie Dippold is credited with the screenplay for The Heat, it's hard not to give some share of the praise to Feig and McCarthy for the often vulgar, usually hilarious one-liners the characters shoot off with alarming regularity. This is the kind of comedy so full of funny asides that you're likely to miss more than a few jokes if you see it in a full theater because laughter drowns out some of the snappy follow-ups to the big gags. Feig is good with this kind of material, and his lead actresses have genuine comedic chemistry. Bullock, playing straitlaced and repressed, has done this before -- especially in the Miss Congeniality series -- but acting opposite someone as gleefully earthy as McCarthy gives Bullock a chance to send-up her girl-next-door persona without sacrificing her likability; the movie would not work nearly as well if these two actors switched parts. In addition to creating a pair of likable characters, Feig stages chases, explosions, and physical comedy so that they get the biggest laugh without making us think less of the characters. Early on, McCarthy's character gets into a foot chase with a young dealer and you expect the comedy to come from the ridiculousness of watching an overweight person run, but the movie figures out a comedically ingenious way to complicate things so that we are laughing at the situation rather than the character. In one of the best sequences, Sarah has to get the cell phone of a dealer so that she can plant a bug in it, and they try to obtain the device by flirting with him on the dance floor of a local club. It's a deftly edited sequence that gets laughs out of Bullock's awkwardness and McCarthy's brute force. The Heat is so well executed that you find yourself laughing at things that you know wouldn't be funny in other people's creative hands. Feig proved he had a talent for mixing comedy and pathos in Bridesmaids as well as on his beloved TV show Freaks and Geeks, and while The Heat certainly has just enough moments to make audience members go "awwwww" like they're looking at cat videos on YouTube, the actors and filmmakers earn these little moments because they never overplay them. The Heat is so consistently entertaining that you forgive the lapses in the plot. It's little more than an excuse for these award-winning actresses to charm us within the context of explosions, bloody emergency tracheotomies, and a steady stream of four-letter words. It's a crowd pleaser that should get a sequel as long as Bullock and McCarthy actually had as much fun making it as the finished film makes it look.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2013
UPC:
0024543866244
Original Release:
2013
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:57:00
Sales rank:
22,088

Special Features

Closed Caption; Disc 1:; The Heat (theatrical version and unrated version) in high definition; Mullins family fun; Von bloopers; Deleted, alternate & extended scenes; Acting master class; 5 commentaries including Paul Feig and Mystery Science Theater 3000; ; Disc 2: ; The Heat (theatrical version only) in standard definition; The Heat (theatrical version only) for portable media players

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bullock Ashburn
Melissa McCarthy Mullins
Demián Bichir Hale
Marlon Wayans Levy
Michael Rapaport Jason Mullins
Jane Curtin Mrs. Mullins
Spoken Reasons Rojas
Dan Bakkedahl Craig
Taran Killam Adam
Michael McDonald Julian
Tom Wilson Captain Woods
Peter Weireter SWAT Team Leader
John Ross Bowie NY Agent
William Xifaras Tough Guy #1
Cary "Big Shug" Guy Tough Guy #2
Erica Derrickson Prostitute
Tony Hale The John
Deirdre Horgan Aska Police Dispatch Voice
William A. Kennedy Desk Sergeant
Tony V. Precinct Officer
Amanda Good Hennessey Woman With Kid
Patty Ross Drunk Woman
Kaitlin Olson Tatiana
Ellen Becker-Gray Tatiana's Mother
Andy Buckley Robin
Don Orsillo Baseball Announcer
Adam Ray LeSoire
Chris Gethard Himself
Diane Aska Club Ekko Bartender
Joey McIntyre Peter Mullins
Michael B. Tucci Mr. Mullins
Bill Burr Mark Mullins
Nathan Corddry Michael Mullins
Jessica Chaffin Gina
Jamie Denbo Beth
Miriam Tolan Pathologist
Alexis Garcia Drug Dealer in Paint Factory
Raw Leiba Paint Factory Henchman
Ben Falcone Blue Collar Man
Joe Stapleton O'Flanagan's Bartender
Steve Bannos Wayne
Fletcher McTaggart Choking Man
Zachary Woods Paramedic
Joe Garland Boston Agent
Thomas B. Devlin Boston Agent
Benjamin Evett Boston Agent
Elliott Santiago Dealer
Mitch Silpa Dealer
Luis Da Silva Dealer
Steve Grodewald Dealer
Katie Dippold ER Nurse
Turner Hagan Orderly
Lance Norris Scruffy Bar Patron

Technical Credits
Paul Feig Director,Executive Producer
Michael Andrews Score Composer
Audra Avery Set Decoration/Design
Peter Chernin Producer
Dylan Clark Executive Producer
Tommy Coye Choreography
Jay Deuby Editor
Katie Dippold Screenwriter
Bryan Felty Set Decoration/Design
Richard Fojo Art Director
Jessie Henderson Co-producer
Casey Hotchkiss Camera Operator
Allison Jones Casting
Randall Poster Musical Direction/Supervision
Matt Rebenkoff Asst. Director
Jefferson Sage Production Designer
Vincent T. Schicchi Makeup Special Effects
Michele Imperato Stabile Executive Producer
Catherine Marie Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Jenno Topping Producer
Brent White Editor
Robert Yeoman Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Heat
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35. Scene 35
36. Scene 36

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The Heat 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love Melissa McCarthy, you have to see this movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This movie has a ton of hilarious one-liners and enjoyable fun plot. Recommend to watch for a relaxing fun night.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not stop laughing..... Soooo funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie was hilarious!!!! Loved it!! Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are magical together!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sandra Bullock has lowered herself in this role. Adult language is strong. There are, however, some very funny lines in the movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasted good money on this foul mouthed would be movie.  I watched the first third of it and quit.   I was told it was funny......yeah, I guess so if your idea of a good time in swimming in the sewer.