Hot Pursuit

Director: Anne Fletcher
Year Released: 2015
Rating: 1.0

A by-the-books but bumbling police officer (Reese Witherspoon) is assigned the task of escorting the wife (Sofia Vergara) of a drug kingpin to a trial in Dallas, except the two of them end up being chased by corrupt cops and hit men. If it weren't for the immediate charm of both leading ladies, this would have been a disaster: the humor is either generic (Reese is small! Vergara is old!) or downright terrible (menstruation jokes!), with Reese ramping up her Southern Belle thing and Vergara keeping with her Stereotypical Hispanic shtick. In spirit, it's an extended sitcom ... which makes sense, since co-screenwriter David Feeney spends most of his time doing TV shows about women.