WEDNESDAY THE HEAT
8.30PM, TDT ★★
You won’t be needing a thermometer to take the comedic temperature of The Heat. While it might be an easy enough film to warm to – thanks mainly to the opposites-repel casting of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy – don’t go sweating on too many big laughs here. A lazy plot rips some well-thumbed pages from the good-cop-mad-cop playbook. Bullock is the organised, stuck-up, by-the-rules one. Which means McCarthy – echoing her previous star turns in Bridesmaids and Identity Thief – is
the messy, streetsmart, renegade one. Their assignment is to bring down a Boston drug baron. But that’s of secondary importance when there are so many so-so set-pieces to get to. Most trade in a bitchy brand of bickering where Bullock will get uppity about something, and McCarthy will gun her down with a profane punchline. Average.