One of two movies I really wanted to watch was The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. It was out in June, and I waited for it to arrive to the cinemas in Kuwait all summer long but that didn’t happen because it was banned along with The Internship. Luckily both comedy movies weren’t banned in Dubai and after watching both of them I see absolutely nothing that would cause them to be banned. I deduct that comedy and laughter must be an cause for censorship these days.
In any case, I’ve heard -and read- so many raving reviews about the heat. Everyone said that they movie was so hilarious and they couldn’t stop laughing. I like Sandra Bullock and I’ve been a fan of Melissa McCarthy ever since her role as Chef Suki in The Gilmore Girls. I wanted to see it so badly and had very high expectations when I saw it.
The movie is about a feisty foul mouthed cop and a preppy FBI agent who are forced to join forces to bring down a drug mob. The plot I suppose is OK, you can lose track of what’s happening sometimes, and there are a lot of swear words which might be funny to some but they don’t personally make me laugh. The ending, though expected, is lovely though.
I did laugh a handful of times but it wasn’t the comedy that causes tears to stream down your face I was promised and really needed to see. Would I watch it again? Not necessarily, perhaps if it was showing on TV I’d keep watching it but I wouldn’t really feel the need to buy the DVD and add it to my DVD collection.