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Review of Hot Pursuit (2015)

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.
Added by BAMF
4 years ago on 3 August 2015 03:31