Reel Talk: ‘The Heat’

by Justine Love, contributing writer
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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 18:  Actresses Melissa McCarthy (L) and Sandra Bullock arrive at a Twentieth Century Fox presentation to promote the upcoming film "The Heat" at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 18: Actresses Melissa McCarthy (L) and Sandra Bullock arrive at a Twentieth Century Fox presentation to promote the upcoming film “The Heat” at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It’s hot in the streets. Can you take “The Heat”?

Summer blockbuster “The Heat” starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy is 117 minutes of rated-R fun that will have you in never-ending laughter. Old fashioned FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and an uncontrollable Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) are complete opposites but become the complete package on a mission to take down crackerjack drug lord Larkin.

Bullock’s character, Ashburn, is a total opposite of the docile agent that she portrayed in the first Miss Congeniality. With her promotion on the line, Ashburn does whatever it takes to close the case. Mullins is a hardcore, fearless cop that is not only battling the streets but struggles to keep her family out of danger. This chick is raw! With the DEA on their back, the two engage in a series of events leading up to the climax that will have you laughing out loud trying to catch your breath. YouTube sensation Spoken Reasons makes his cinematic debut as Rojas, adding laughs as the lead to the case and albino DEA agent Craig (Dan Bakkedahl) serves as a roasting pot of jokes for detective Mullins.

Just when you think Ashburn and Mullins are closing in on the cartel, DEA agent Adam (Taran Killam) throws the entire story for a loop engaging the audience in a suspense filled ending.

I give this 5 heartbeats! See you at the concession stand!

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