DIRECTOR: Paul Feig
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Following on from his brilliantly well judged hit that was Bridesmaids (2011), Paul Feig continues his one man feminist movement within the Hollywood mainstream with The Heat. Taking the masculine archetypes of the 70’s and 80’s cop thrillers and turning them on their heads by casting two women in roles that could literally have been written for men, Feig delivers a hilarious spoof on the genre.
The plot is as generic as they come but this is dated, harking back to the Lethal Weapon movies, with ruthless criminals meeting their match with FBI agent, Sandra Bullock and rough as they come cop, Melissa McCarthy, It is just fun, but like any good comedy it takes itself seriously, delivering what would have passed for a serious plot in decades past but now just seems to be amusing.
But there is also a deep heart at the core of his movie, with the female bonding working just a swell as the all to familiar male bonding of these films but it still has the modern edge that make’s Feig’s comedies stand out today. Very funny from start to finish.