Hot Pursuit – Budget of $35 million – 1 hour 27 minutes
Cooper,a cop that was raised by her cop dad, is given a chance to redeem herself by escorting the wife, Daniella, of a witness to testify in court against a murder and drug dealer. After Cooper and another cop arrive, 4 gunman kill the husband and the other cop, while Cooper and Daniella escape. While waiting for help to arrive, Cooper realizes she and Daniella are in danger and runs. Running leads to Cooper and Daniella both being marked as fugitives. Cooper must turn Daniella over to the prosecutors and clear her reputation as a cop.
In commercials, this movies comes off as Thelma & Louise meets Bridesmaids. But in reality it’s Thelma and Louise meets Scarface meets Bridesmaids. Of course they play off the characters’ noticeable differences (e.g. Plain Jane vs sexy, short vs tall, American vs Colombian) which makes the joke dry and predictable. Also, in one of the driving scenes, there is a terrible and obvious green screen affect that takes away from the movie at the pivotal moment that the main characters have with each other.
On the plus side, the running gag (seen in the commercials) is funny and the senior tour bus/car chase shootout is a wild and exciting scene. The characters they meet on the run add nice elements. A character twist keeps you engaged in the movie.
The fun “twist” at the very end is expected in this type of movie and leaves nothing new about it. This movie could have been on Lifetime and done just as well as it did in the theaters. Wait for it to come out On Demand.
I give it 2 out of 5 stars
I got shotgun – Mayor’s teenage son