Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara team up in Hot Pursuit, a supposedly “action/comedy” film.
Witherspoon is Cooper, an uptight and strictly by the book police officer who has been ordered to protect Daniella Riva (Vergara), the widow of a drug boss. With crooked cops and gang members after them it is a race, against time, to safety and justice.
I’m going to save you time and get straight to the point, this film is one hot mess!
I was really looking forward to seeing Witherspoon and Vergara team up, as, off screen, they seem to be having so much fun and have great chemistry. Unfortunately this did not make it over to the big screen.
This is one of the worst scripts I have seen in a long time. There is very little humour and their desperate attempt to make us laugh, with “I Love Lucy” style slapstick, was cringe worthy rather than funny.
I can understand why Vergara would take on this role – to show that she can be a film actress – but I am not sure why Reese said yes. I am usually a big fan, but in this circumstance, she, like the film, was terrible!
Hot Pursuit is awkward, ridiculous and unfunny. The only place this is going to do well at is at the “Razzies”. I have no doubt it will walk away with many of the awards on the night.
Do yourself a favour and stay away from this film.