Witness a good cop turn into a fugitive when New Line Cinema’s
and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ (MGM) comedy “Hot
Pursuit” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.
Starring Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the
Line,” “Wild”) and Sofía Vergara (“Chef,” TV’s
“Modern Family”), “Hot Pursuit” follows two fugitives
who are ready to cop, lock and drop it. “Hot Pursuit” will
be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD from Warner Bros.
Home Entertainment on August 11. The film will also be available
early on Digital HD from MGM on July 28.
SYNOPSIS: In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
If you are fond of Sheldon from 'Big Bang Theory', then you will probably like this movie. Reese Witherspoon plays the part of an intense, uptight cop named Cooper, whose literal understanding of the world makes her awkward in social situations. She is a female Sheldon. Witherspoon acts the part well; she's even a little endearing when she recites police codes in an attempt to relax her nerves.
Cooper is tasked to protect the sexy-and-not-afraid-to-use-it widow of a drug boss, Daniella Riva (Sofia
Vergara). Together, Cooper and Riva race through Texas to evade two sets of adversaries -- crooked cops and gunmen. The comedy is a little predictable. Vergara plays her typical role of a flirtatious, high maintenance Latina who slows them down with her suitcase full of high-heeled shoes. But they are a few laugh-out-loud moments, like when Vergara and Witherspoon pretend to be lesbians to detract from the police being called after they tried to steal a truck. Vergara seductively trying to smooch, while awkward and confused, Witherspoon trying to pull away is quite entertaining.
It is worth mentioning that Cooper's dad used to be a cop before he died. He was highly respected, and so the 'Cooper' name held dignity and honor. But when Witherspoon became a cop, she fired her stun-gun and lit someone on fire after hearing some kids yell 'shotgun'. Since that episode, she became the brunt of many a joke (some even though the story was an urban myth, with it being so unbelievable), and ended up basically being a glorified secretary at the police station. So Cooper's task to protect Riva gave her a shot at doing real police work and earning some self-respect.
In the end Cooper succeeded in her task and managed to keep Riva safe, though Riva tried to escape many times, making the job that much harder. Cooper regained her dignity, and the phrase 'you Cooper'd it' became a compliment rather than an insult.
'Hot Pursuit' had its amusing moments thanks to the antics of the Sheldon-like (Big Bang Theory) Cooper, and the drama of the high maintenance Riva. Three stars out of five is fair. Not worth the effort to go to the movie theaters, but definitely a light-hearted comedy to watch on the weekend
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
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Reese and Sofía’s on-set crazy-mashup-antics. From dance moves to car crashes, see these women light up the screen and leave us in stitches with their side-splitting comedic styling.
Watch the hilarity that ensued when Reese and Sofía each tried to speak the other’s language. See Reese get her tongue tied trying to speak Spanish and watch Sofía’s tongue actually go numb from trying to speak English.
Action Like A Lady
In this action montage we will see all the crazy fun that went into creating the insane action scenes in the film. From jumping out a ten-foot high window, to a crazy girl fight to commandeering a tour bus during a high- speed shoot out…bring on the laughs.