Sandra Bullock was a perfect foil, straight woman in this. She pulled off, in spades, the "Outwardly Gorgeous, Inwardly Awkward" arc that her character was given to work with. And Melissa McCarthy grabbed her role with both hands, and did what she did with it. And it was entertaining. I was entertained. The purpose of this comedy was to entertain, and it entertained me. Emphasis, on the "entertain."
Never expected to like this film, but when you're stuck on a plane - why not. I haven't laughed so much in a comedy in a while, this was hilarious. Has a bit of swearing, but Bullock & McCarthy are a great comedy duo - one crass and the other a prude makes for lots of funny stuff. Will see it again :)
There's not a lot of semi-slapstick chick comedies as funny as this. Sandra Bullock, either love her or hate her, still does a pretty good job tickling your funny bones. Melissa McCarthy, sometimes could overdo things, but she complimented Bullock's performance. "The Heat" is some good, and harmless fun. Personally, I find it hilarious. I feel bad for you if you can't find them funny.
The buddy cop genre dictates that our unlikely twosome will become friends and save the day, but The Heat does a great job of making the inevitable outcome seem not too sure a thing. Partially this is due to the run time and Feig's pacing, but luckily even the weak scenes where the jokes are DOA mostly work because these ladies are just damn funny together, tattle tits.
This really should have been a whole lot funnier considering those involved. Bullock and McCarthy have chemistry in this female take on the buddy cop film but the script is woefully underwritten. A few good chuckles here and there but not enough for it to stand out as either comedy or action flick.