What if Thelma and Louise and any other buddy comedy had a baby? It would be Hot Pursuit.
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are two great actresses. Witherspoon delivered the best performance of her career in last year’s excellent Wild. Vergara, the star of Modern Family (a contemporary sitcom classic), is a laugh riot. In Hot Pursuit, however, they don’t showcase any of their talents whatsoever, and portray two of the most unlikable characters in recent movie history. If Sofia Vergara occasionally yells at the top of her lungs in a half-hour episode of Modern Family, it becomes hilarious. What happens if she yells for the majority of the film? It becomes a nuisance within the first 20 minutes after she is introduced. There are a few laughs given, but the jokes fall flat and the writing is beyond lazy. There’s barely any fun given throughout the 90-minute duration. This is a disaster of big proportions.