Honestly when I saw the trailer for this movie, I knew I had to see it. Yes, I could probably have given you a full blown synopsis even without knowing anything...two unlikely partners who hate each other at first but have a bonding moment and end up doing good work together, killing bad guys. I generally like my movies a little less predictable. But really? What is not to like about this pair-up? Bullock is good at ANYTHING she does. I still, at a moment's notice, will sit and watch "While You Were Sleeping". I love that movie. And I fell in love with McCarthy in "Bridesmaids". She stole that show. Paired up, these two had some crazy good chemistry.
Not that you really need a synopsis, but here is the gist. FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Bullock) is not well-liked by her fellow agents. She is uptight, antagonistic and competitive, but she does get the job done. In order to receive a big promotion, she is told she must travel to Boston to solve a series of gruesome murders that are most likely drug-related. Ashburn immediately butts heads with Boston police officer Shannon Mullins (McCarthy), who is crass and loud and unorthodox but effective at her job. As luck would have it, the two must work together to solve Ashburn's case.
Hilarity ensues. We meet the family Mullins, who are very Boston, very loud and very dysfunctional. All of them hate Shannon because she put one of her brothers in jail to save him from himself. There is a bug-planting mission in a nightclub where Ashburn has to hoochy her straight-laced skinny butt up to get the job done. There is a night of heavy drinking that bonds the two women. There are loads of foul language (and some new words added to my vocabulary). There are a couple of scenes involving knives that made me squirm.
I saw this movie with my high school girlfriends and it set the mood for our weekend. We laughed ourselves sick, it was so funny! In essence this is could be deemed as a raunchy chick-flick (this was directed by the same person that directed "Bridesmaids" so if you have seen that, you know what I mean). But one of our male high school friends joined us and he loved it too. I guess guys can tolerate chick-flicks if there are enough f-bombs!!! If you need a fun night out, this is the movie to see.