I watched The Heat over the weekend. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent the Blu-ray to me for review on my film blog. The movie is funny and very entertaining. The film stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. They are two of my favorite actresses and they did not disappoint. The Heat (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.
The odd couple story
The Heat is about two cops who have to work together in order to catch a drug lord. Unfortunately, they have trouble working together because the two cops have very different personalities. Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a serious FBI Special Agent who works within the law. She’s smart and she makes sure everyone knows it. Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) is a local Boston cop. Everyone in her department is afraid of her. She’s loud, abusive and is constantly uttering profanity. Shannon also has a habit of bending the rules.
Awkward at times
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are both wonderful actresses. However, I thought they didn’t work well together at the beginning of the movie. In my opinion, Sandra was a little too serious and Melissa was way over the top with her character. Fortunately, the two of them developed better chemistry as the story progressed.
Laughter is contagious
The Heat is one of those films that is more hilarious with friends. The film is funny to watch by yourself, but it’s even more hysterical if you watch it with friends. Laughter is contagious, right? Note: the movie is rated R for a lot of profanity. I wouldn’t recommend watching The Heat with young kids.
I didn’t notice this when I watching the film, but Jane Curtin is in The Heat. I have not seen her in a long time. She played the part of Shannon Mullins’ mother. In addition to Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy and Jane Curtin, the movie featured Demian Bichir (Hale), Marlon Wayans (Levy), Michael Rapaport (Jason Mullins), Spoken Reasons (Rojas), Dan Bakkedahl (Craig), Taran Killam (Adam), Michael McDonald (Julian), Thomas F. Wilson (Captain Woods), and Peter Weireter (SWAT Team Leader).
The Heat Blu-ray Combo Pack Special Features
If you plan on purchasing The Heat, I recommend the Blu-ray version. The DVD only includes the movie, but the Blu-ray includes two hours of special features:
- Theatrical and unrated versions of the film
- Blu-ray, DVD, digital copy, and Ultraviolet streaming
- Welcome To the Bonus Features!
- All The Stuff We Had To Take Out But Still Think Is Funny – Deleted, Alternate & Extended Scenes
- Mullins Family Fun
- How The Heat Was Made
- Police Brutality
- Let’s Get Physical
- Acting Master Class
- Supporting Cast Cavalcade
- Over And Out
- Easter Eggs
- Hilarious Audio Commentaries Featuring Melissa McCarthy, Director Paul Feig, the Original Mystery Science Theater 3000 Guys, and The Mullins Family
More info: The Heat Blu-ray