The Heat, a new Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy police comedy, looks set to be one of the hottest cinema tickets of the summer – according to Star readers who saw our advance screening at Cineworld Sheffield, writes Graham Walker.
In our biggest ever cinema tickets giveaway we invited 120 competition winners and special guests to give their verdicts on the film which goes on general release today.
And they gave the arresting comedy a big thumbs up.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch the official trailer and fan verdicts in our special report.
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Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn – Sandra Bullock – and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins – Melissa McCarthy – couldn’t be more incompatible.
But when ‘the Fed and the Fuzz’ join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, the odd couple become the last thing anyone expected – friends.
It’s Cagney and Lacey for the 21st century, full of bawdy laughs and heartfelt moments. Be warned though, the language is amusingly colourful and the film has a 15-certificate.
Andrew Langner, aged 33, of Sheffield, said: “The Heat had some good laugh-out-loud moments. My girlfriend liked it . I’ve got to say yes, it was a good film, we really enjoyed it.”
Ivan Gilligan, 69, of Dronfiled, said: “I enjoyed it. There were quite a few good one-liners they kept throwing in all the time which made it quite interesting.”
Helen Meakin, of Sheffield, said: “It’s nice to see a female chick film that’s an action, cop movie. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy worked really well together.”
John Dickinson, 30, of Sheffield, said: “It was amazing. I was here with a friend and we were just laughing so much. I really didn’t know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised.”
Joshua Walker, 18, of Barnsley, said: “It will appeal to girls and I can imagine they’ll bring their boyfriends along. I enjoyed it. It’s a very funny film. A good comedy.”
Andy Meakin, operations manager at Cineworld Sheffield, said: “The response from everyone was really good. Everyone forgets how good Sandra Bullock is at pratfall comedy. She showed in films like Miss Congeniality that she can really deliver. And Melissa McCarthy has been coming into her own since Bridesmaids.”
Buy tickets for this or other films at Cineworld Sheffield online at www.cineworld.co.uk buy in person at Valley Centertainment, Broughton Lane, Sheffield S9 2EP or call 0871 2002000.
Look out for regular Cineworld competitions, other great prizes and reader offers in The Star and follow digital editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962.