Hot Pursuit

Rated PG-13 87 minutes 2015

On the strength of Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara’s performances alone, this rambunctious female buddy comedy outpaces almost anything within gunshot range, as an uptight San Antonio police officer (Witherspoon) joins forces with a drug lord’s hyperactive wife (Vergara), hurtling down Texas highways one step ahead of hit men and corrupt cops. Director Anne Fletcher and writers David Feeney and John Quaintance run the girls through very bodily function joke and frantic pratfall ever conceived, but the actresses somehow make everything seem brand new, and uproariously funny. A better example of manic star power rescuing a hackneyed concept would be hard to find. Costarring John Carroll Lynch, Jim Gaffigan, and Joaquín Cosi as two of a multitude of chumps they leave in the dust (87 min.).

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Official Site: hotpursuitmovie.com

Director: Anne Fletcher

Producer: Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon, Dana Fox, Jeff Waxman, Sofía Vergara and Luis Balaguer

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, Matthew Del Negro, Michael Mosley, Robert Kazinsky, Richard Jones, Benny Nieves, Michael Escamilla, Joaquín Cosio, John Lynch, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Birbiglia, Vincent Laresca, David Jensen, Evaluna Montaner, Marcus Lyle Brown and Manolo Gonzales-Vergara

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