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Buddy Cop Comedy The Heat Just Made Its Way On To My To-Watch List [VIDEO]

Watching this trailer for The Heat got me intrigued. Sure, a by-the-books professional forced to work with an unconventional rebel isn’t all that new a concept, but it looks funny, and that’s the important part. Plus, it’s a female buddy cop movie. Co-starring Melissa McCarthy as a detective and Sandra Bullock as a no-nonsense FBI agent. (Those are the best kind.) And because I think it deserves yet another mention: Female buddy cop movie.

But it’s this quote from director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) that really sold me:

“It’s not about romance or anything. I wanted it to be kind of groundbreaking in that way because I feel like so much stuff for women always has to have, ‘Okay, we have to have some nod to the ladies.’ Nah, nobody is desperately trying to find a boyfriend, or is upset about this or that. It’s cool to play two women characters who are just great at what they do; them being women doesn’t affect anything really other than that these are two funny women.”

To paraphase Leonardo DiCaprio from the Djando Unchained trailer: You had my curiosity, The Heat. But now you have my attention.

(via: A.V. Club)

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  • Kay Livingston

    What is this madness?! Implying that women don’t need romance to survive? That female characters are also characters and they might be able to do the same things male characters, instead of things that are exclusively female things, like falling in love, or dieting?!

    But for the record, that quote makes me feel good, especially after some misogyny earlier.

  • Mandy

    I’m not the biggest fan of buddy cop movies but they had my interest as soon as the casting was announced! I will definitely go see those two awesome ladies in a movie together.

  • Laura Truxillo

    Holy crap. A movie where two ladies get to be freaking hilarious without the hilarity revolving around romance or their femininity? Where they’re both cops?! (Or, well, cop and agent.)

    Yeah, I will watch the HELL out of this.

  • Sarah

    I want to see this NOW.

  • Wolftech

    Still a better love story than Twilight…

  • Joanna

    It really just looks like a run-of-the-mill buddy cop movie but I guess it’s nice to have female leads for a change.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Yeah, it’s not doing anything different with the genre storywise–but it looks funny, and that’s good enough for me!

  • Life Lessons

    I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THIS!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tiffany Gholar

    I love it! It’s like Cagney & Lacey, but funny.

  • Pebble

    I watched this two weeks ago at a special screening and I can’t remember laughing that much in my life. It was perfect and they clearly did their best to address many of the damaging tropes women usually fall into in these types of movie. I’ve been raving about this movie to anyone who would listen.