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: As I mention in my longer piece about this movie
, The Heat
is basically the only lady-starring big movie of the summer, so it's a good thing it's good, because if there's one thing that would suck more than only one lady-starring movie of the summer, it would be that movie being some kind of Bride Wars
situation. The female law-enforcers of The Heat
aren't interested in fighting over wedding venues; in true retro-80s semi-lazy style, they track down drug dealers. The movie is a lot of fun, though the standard-issueness of the get-the-dealers plot did make me long for the subtle subversion of The Other Guys
, where massive property damage is done to bring down some pot dealers while financial crooks nearly get away. But that's not the deal with this movie; basically, it runs through buddy-action-comedy clichés and refreshes them via Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, both very funny here.