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Hot Pursuit

Rated PG-13 87 minutes 2015

Reese Witherspoon delivers a few minutes of superb physical humor—when her character inadvertently does cocaine for the first time—in this otherwise worthless action comedy. She plays a tight-assed Texas policewoman making an accident-filled trip to deliver the wife of a Mexican drug lord to the Witness Protection Program. Sofia Vergara, unbearably shrill as the wife, sets the tone for much of the supporting cast. The treatment of cartel-related violence is shockingly blithe; had the filmmakers shown the slightest understanding of the war on drugs, their callousness might have made for an invigorating bad-taste comedy instead of the asinine sitcom they produced. Anne Fletcher (The Guilt Trip, 27 Dresses) directed, ineptly.

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Director: Anne Fletcher

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

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, John Lynch, Robert Kazinsky and Richard Jones


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