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Hot Pursuit (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 8 May 2015 (USA)
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An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

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Anne Fletcher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... Cooper
Sofía Vergara ... Daniella Riva
Matthew Del Negro ... Detective Hauser
Michael Mosley ... Detective Dixon
Robert Kazinsky ... Randy
Richard T. Jones ... Detective Jackson
Benny Nieves ... Jesus
Michael Ray Escamilla ... Angel
Joaquín Cosio ... Vicente Cortez
John Carroll Lynch ... Captain Emmett
Jim Gaffigan ... Red
Mike Birbiglia ... Steve
Vincent Laresca ... Felipe Riva
David Jensen ... Wayne
Evaluna Montaner Evaluna Montaner ... Teresa Cortez
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Storyline

Rose Cooper is an uptight and by-the-book cop whose name has become synonymous with screw-ups. She's given a chance to redeem herself one day when she is assigned to protect a federal witness, Daniella Riva, the vivacious and outgoing widow of a drug boss. As the two polar opposites race through Texas, they find themselves pursued by everyone from crooked cops to murderous gunmen. However, their greatest obstacle to making this out alive may be themselves as they learn that Cooper has now been considered a fugitive fleeing with Daniella. Written by HenryZ

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Taglines:

Armed and sort of dangerous.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, violence, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Mess with Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,942,258, 10 May 2015

Gross USA:

$34,507,079
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sofía Vergara's suitcase is a SteamLine Luggage case created by Irish designer Sara Banks. See more »

Goofs

When Cooper is in the car on the way to the house, the arm patch on her left sleeve is clearly visible. When she gets out of the car it disappears, then reappears when she's back in the house. See more »

Quotes

Cooper: Mrs. Riva, I'm Officer Cooper. I'm here to escort you to Dallas. You must have not seen me.
Daniella Riva: Oh, I saw you. I was trying to hit your flat ass.
Cooper: Mrs. Riva, I am a police officer.
Daniella Riva: Oh please! Look at you! You are teeny tiny! You look like a little dog that I can put in my purse.
Cooper: I can assure you, ma'am, that I meet the minimum height requirement of an adult female my weight.
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The ending credits include a blooper reel. See more »

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Featured in Conan: Reese Witherspoon/Adam DeVine/Jerry Rocha (2015) See more »

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Performed by RoadHawgs
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Too Lazy and Uninspired to Be Worth A Chuckle

Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon in one movie, sounds like an exciting combo that calls for a celebration. But when an uninspired and lazy script is employed to run the party, the celebration is surely ruined even before it begins.

There is nothing in HOT PURSUIT worth pursuing, and to even try to follow it screechingly run for its pursuit, warrants a mortifying disappointment. This a serious downgrade for both actresses, and it's hard to imagine how dumb the film makers have gone by putting them up to work against an almost empty material.

Witherspoon is an inept police named Cooper, and tries to work all by-the-book. She's assigned to protect the widow (Vergara) of a drug syndicate boss. From the get go, there's nothing between these two that could be summed up to something that bears resemblance to chemistry. It's a ridiculous idea, not just because it doesn't seem to work at the very beginning, but also because of the movie's relentless attempts to make something out of them than can be sensible. Vergara and Witherspoon play characters that are nothing more than predictable and miserably-written. Where these characters are mined, are the same territory where countless other successful comedy outings found their material. But they serve no purpose and do no favor for the performers, as the very structure of the narrative is lazily constructed and uninspired. The result are characters that are too hard to care about. I know a few of these buddy comedies that are never less entertaining, and while it's not totally a bad idea to follow their leads, Hot Pursuit has just horribly failed to trail even the least satisfying entry of the genre. You can't blame the actors, totally, because there is barely something from such bad writing, for them to work out, in the first place. Everything seems misplaced here, the characters, the humor, and all those messed-up action scenes. You would hope for a more sensible ending to come and save it from all those mess, but no, what comes in the end, is only something to top that heap of nonsense and mediocrity. HOT PURSUIT is too lazy and uninspired to be worth a chuckle, that unless you're only up for killing time, there's nothing in it that's worth of recommendation.


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