For #67 of the #DLMChallenge #365moviesin365days on April 21st I watched: The Heat.
I’m a big fan of Melissa McCarthy, but not a fan of how she is typically portrayed in films as the “fat, clumsy loser.”
This is one of the first films that began her transition into well-developed character territory; but it wasn’t until Spy that she really came into her own.
This was also a great first step in getting Director Paul Feig to land the director job for the all-female Ghostbusters film.
Still though, this was an amusing film. I found a few good laughs here, but be warned, I didn’t go into this thinking it was a comedic masterpiece, and that perspective is key.
That being said, you may find this sort of humor funny if you like either lead or Paul Feig’s writing.
Cinematographer: Robert D. Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom)
Written by: Katie Dippold (MADtv, The Heat 2)
Directed by: Paul Feig (Ghostbusters, Bridesmaids)
Melissa McCarthy (The Nines, Tammy)
Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, Love Potion #9)
Demian Bichir (Che: Part One, A Better Life)
Taran Killam (12 Years a Slave, Saturday Night Live)
Michael Rapaport (Hitch, A Standup Guy)
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