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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Sandra Bullock
Melissa McCarthy
Marlon Wayans
Taran Killam
Directors
Paul Feig
Screenwriters
Katie Dippold
Running Time
117 minutes

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Plot
FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) is sent to Boston to track down a drug lord, Larkin. When she’s forced to work with local cop Shannon Mullins (McCarthy), the pair quickly come to blows, but bond as the investigation continues. With two sexist DEA agents also on Larkin’s tail, can the women get there first?


Verdict
If Miss Congeniality teamed up with Bridesmaids’ Megan, it might look something like this. The cruder gags won’t win everyone over, but McCarthy and Bullock’s chemistry helps paper over the plot cracks and there’s enough situation comedy to entertain.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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