Sandra Bullock in a cop movie; am I sure it’s not just Miss Congeniality 3? Melissa McCarthy has come a long way from Mike & Molly (a show I really never watched), but based on her acting blow-up from Bridesmaids, the contrast of her personality that she brings to comedies made this movie pretty interesting to watch because it’s an odd duo, although Sandra is able to throw in her comedic relief when necessary. And the same way I thought that their partnership on screen was weird before I watched the movie, they kept consistent with the theme in the movie, and it’s something that we’ve seen in so many cop movies (Lethal Weapon & Rush Hour are movies that come to mind) but somehow, they always seem to work out. The question is, when it comes down to comedy purposes, would this movie match up? That’s all it came down to at the end of the day.
Comedies are so different for this generation because it’s like they’ve been dumbed down for wider audiences because so many people can’t catch the regular humour being portrayed. I had a feeling that this movie would be either a hit or miss, but for me it was somewhere in the middle – it’s like I didn’t laugh at everything else that everyone else did, but it did have its moments. What I can appreciate is the fact that there was a story there (again, one that we’ve seen before), but the filler in-between to get from point A to point B was at times too long and unnecessary. And listen, the city of Boston had 2 good cop/shoot-em-up movies with The Departed and The Town – don’t disrespect good theatre with this. If you’re looking for a movie that doesn’t require much thought and focus, this movie is something that you can skip the theatre and wait for the rainy day Netflix rental.
Spoken Reasons is a dude who created his fame through video blogs on YouTube, and he was reached out (I was told he was by Sandra Bullock) for this movie role, so a big shout out to him, because he provided some necessary humour where it was necessary, but the movie overall had its moments, but not enough for me to praise it in a way that was above average. As stated before, I would have much rather watched Miss Congeniality 1 and 2 for the sheer purpose that this is the same movie, but trying to be something on a scale that’s more comedic – when you try too hard, this is what happens. Don’t even get me started on the soundtrack (I heard Kreayshawn, and I wanted to leave). Good attempt, but it struck out majorly for me. Rental if necessary, buy it when it’s $5 at HMV. This is my opinion, this is my review, but for now
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