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The Heat: Fun Summer Movie that Won’t Make You Feel Bad for Being a Big Girl

 

I saw “The Heat”  and loved it! It’s a bawdy, raucous, classic buddy-cop movie with a fresh twist. Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock have great chemistry, and this is just a fun movie to watch. You’ve got to have a stomach for profanity–Melissa McCarthy (to borrow a phrase from the movie “Christmas Story”) weaves a tapestry of profanity that is almost a character in itself. I’m a big fan of Melissa McCarthy, and I truly appreciate that this film (mostly) avoids fat jokes, and paints McCarthy’s character as a strong, confident, sexually desirable woman, living on her own terms. No shame in her game. If you are interested in a review with analysis, this is a great review from Boston.com: Girl Firepower: “The Heat” hits the mark with its treatment of women. Love the line:

“ And though she’s borderline-boorish, traipsing around in drab, oversized rags with a head of hair that looks like something you’d pull out of the shower drain, the movie refuses to make her its MRS BG. (Man-Repelling Sexless Big Girl.)”

I found myself walking with a little extra swagger on leaving this movie with a big, bad-ass girl in a lead role.

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