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An average movie

Posted : 2 years ago on 28 September 2017 08:01

I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Reese Witherspoon, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, it turned out to be seriously weak, that's for sure. Basically, they went for some kind of lame female remake of 'Midnight Run', a classic from the 80's which I already barely enjoyed. To be honest, I don't think that anything really worked in this movie. First of all, I do believe that Witherspoon is a decent actress but she was actually rather weak here. I mean, the OCD aspect of her character was not so bad but she played one of the least convincing cops I have ever seen or maybe it was just that her character was rather poorly written. Eventually, I think it would have worked better if she would been a really great cop. Anyway, if eventually Sofia Vergara ends up being the one giving the better performance, you should know you are in trouble. I mean, she wasn't great at all but, at least, she was more convincing than Witherspoon. Should I also mentioned that none of the supporting characters was entertaining at all? Anyway, I think I'm being rather generous with my rating here, it was a rather lame comedy and I don't think it is worth a look at all.

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Hot Pursuit (2015) review

Posted : 4 years, 2 months ago on 3 August 2015 03:31

Initial Thought: Honestly I am only watching this for Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon. I don't expect much from it to be honest though. It does look somewhat amusing. I hope it isn't a complete waste of time. Then again I am the guy who watches everything at least once. I never follow others advice for movies. I tend to want to make my own opinions. So that being said time to find out how this goes.

Characters/Acting: Like I stated above Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are what have my attention. There are a few other decent actors here mostly being comedians though. I was honestly annoyed with Reese's accent here. I mean I adore her, but the accent was just too much. I honestly didn't even like the characters here. They just didn't come off interesting enough for me. That includes the main people I was wanting to watch this for. The looks were all that this had for it.

Story: An inept police officer must protect the widow of a drug dealer from criminals and dirty policemen. So I can't tell if this movie is insulting the intelligence of Texans or if all the characters are just supposed to be idiots. Well I really don't know what else to say other than the story was pretty bogus. It's full of boring cliches and childish jokes. The ending was just as bland as the rest of the movie. The bloopers during the credits weren't even particularly funny.

Directing/Writing: I have only seen Step Up and Guilt Trip directed by Anne Fletcher and I thought they were pretty enjoyable. She has also acted in about a dozen films I've seen. As for David Feeney and John Quaintance, who are both known for television, have no work I've seen before. It's sad that Anne Fletcher couldn't make this interesting like her past films. It could have also been the fact that she filmed such a poorly scripted film.

Final Thought: Okay so that was pretty bad. It wasn't funny in the least bit. I was really disappointed with this one. It seems that everyone is right to rate this so low. Unless you are a glutton for punishment and absolutely love Reese Witherspoon or Sofia Vergara I wouldn't recommend this one.

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