Movie: Hot Pursuit
Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)
Review: San Antonio police officer Rose Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) is a cop trying to live down her past. She mistakenly thought a beer guzzling college student was an armed perpetrator, and tasered him with the result that his beer soaked shirt erupted into flames. Now Officer Cooper is saddled with working in the station’s evidence room, hoping to someday live down her reputation and become a good street cop like her decorated father was.
As fate would have it, a female police officer is needed to assist a U.S. Deputy Marshall escort Daniella Riva (Sofia Vergara) and her husband to Dallas to testify against a murderous drug cartel boss Vicente Cortez (Joaquin Cosio). This is Cooper’s big chance to redeem herself in the eyes of her fellow officers, but things go terribly awry, and Cooper finds herself on the run with Daniella with people constantly trying to kill them.
This is kind of a buddy movie for Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, and they work very hard to make viewers laugh despite a fairly weak plot. Nevertheless, it provides harmless fun amidst a summer of movies that are mostly blowing things up, so go see it and have a few laughs.
Huh? What the….: As a child, Rose Cooper was allowed to go on ride-alongs with her police officer dad, and was put in the back seat with arrestees? Nah, don’t buy it.
Rose goes undercover and gets thoroughly frisked, yet moments later pulls out a large gun from somewhere. Where did she conceal it??
The movie supposedly takes place in San Antonio and the hill country north of the city, and we even see a sign for Aquarena Springs, but in the credits we find out the whole movie was shot in …Louisiana! What the hell!!
Dialogue Nuggets: Mr. Cortez – “If I relocate to Ohio, what is the furthest place you can send my wife?”
Rose Cooper – “Do we have any idea if Mrs. Cortez is menopausal?”
Rose – “I’m trying to save you!” Daniella – “I’m trying to save me too!”
To Daniella – “Are you concealing a communication device in your chestal area?”
Daniella describing Rose – “She’s my tiny, little queer robot!”
Rose to Daniella – “I have been shot at, set up, and hunted down. I let you get to 3rd base with me. Now get your ass in gear!”
Rose to Daniella – “You look like a sexy traffic cone!”