Hot Pursuit (Blu-ray) (2015)
|Year Of Production||2015|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Start Up||Ads Then Menu|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Anne Fletcher|
Roadshow Home Entertainment
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||
English DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
German Dolby Digital 5.1
Italian Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||2.35:1|
|Original Aspect Ratio||2.35:1||Miscellaneous|
English for the Hearing Impaired
German for the Hearing Impaired
Italian for the Hearing Impaired
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Mismatched buddy comedies are a dime a dozen generally, although few have been a mismatched pair of women, such as in this film, Hot Pursuit. The other recent one I can think of is The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. This film brings together two actresses who have certainly been in funny productions, Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon. Unfortunately, despite being entertaining enough this film certainly doesn't hit the heights of great comedy. It feels like a missed opportunity to do something really funny with two quality comedic actresses. Whilst I feel it is great to see a buddy comedy fronted by two actresses this one leaves something to be desired.
Daniella Riva (Sofia Vergara) is the wife of a drug dealer who has agreed to be a witness against the mob. She and her husband need to be taken to the court where he will testify. Officer Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) is a details obsessed cop who has followed in the footsteps of her father a famous cop. She is not well regarded in the force in which she works as she tends to mess things up, often hilariously. Her boss asks her to team up with Detective Jackson (Richard T Jones) to escort Daniella and her husband to the court. When they arrive to pick the couple up, two groups of gunmen also appear. Jackson winds up dead and Cooper escapes with Daniella. She quickly realises that she can't trust her colleagues necessarily and the pair quickly become fugitives from justice who must stick together to survive. Comedy and action ensue.
This film was directed by Anne Fletcher who has more credits for choreography than directing. She has directed a few comedies such as The Proposal and 27 Dresses. The actresses try hard and there are some amusing moments but the sum total of this film is that is passes the time but doesn't set the world on fire. I have certainly seen worse films but it is average at best. If you are after a light comedy (although too rude for the kids) you could do worse but you could also do a lot better. Hard to recommend.
|Surround Channel Use|
The menu features music which gets really annoying really quickly. The menu is simple and still.
On set silliness between stars and director.
Vergara making mistakes in English, Witherspoon in Spanish.
Quick coverage of some stunts and the driverless bus scene.
I assume this would replace the stuff in the final credits as it is post story interviews with some characters. The original is better.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The Region A version is exactly the same but with less audio options. Region B wins by a nose.
The video quality is very good.
The audio quality is very good.The extras are pretty lame.
|DVD||Panasonic DMR-PWT500, using HDMI output|
|Display||Sharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|