The Heat [2013] (R/O - 3 Stars) - The “Bridesmaids [2011]” of “cop buddy movies.  Straight laced, supremely competent NY based FBI Agent Ashburn (played by Sandra Bullock) is sent by her boss to investigate a new drug kingpin in Boston (partly to just get her out of his and his dept’s hair …).  There she runs into another woman police officer, Boston P.D. Det. Mullins (played by Melissa McCarthy), who is a real “force of nature.”  Again, she’s supremely competent, and again nobody likes her, but at least everybody in her department fears her (including her boss ;-).  After concluding that Mullins is not going to “get out of her way” no matter what she does, Ashburn lets her team up with her and much, much, often very funny ensues … Certainly appropriately R-rated for language and crude jokes.  Nevertheless, the film is often extended laugh-out-loud funny (often way into the next scene or two … ;-).   And a lot of women who’ve encountered a glass ceiling or two in their lives would probably enjoy the film even more ;-) 

The Heat [2013] (R/O - 3 Stars) - The “Bridesmaids [2011]” of “cop buddy movies.  Straight laced, supremely competent NY based FBI Agent Ashburn (played by Sandra Bullock) is sent by her boss to investigate a new drug kingpin in Boston (partly to just get her out of his and his dept’s hair …).  There she runs into another woman police officer, Boston P.D. Det. Mullins (played by Melissa McCarthy), who is a real “force of nature.”  Again, she’s supremely competent, and again nobody likes her, but at least everybody in her department fears her (including her boss ;-).  After concluding that Mullins is not going to “get out of her way” no matter what she does, Ashburn lets her team up with her and much, much, often very funny ensues … Certainly appropriately R-rated for language and crude jokes.  Nevertheless, the film is often extended laugh-out-loud funny (often way into the next scene or two … ;-).   And a lot of women who’ve encountered a glass ceiling or two in their lives would probably enjoy the film even more ;-) 

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