Hot Pursuit is a movie about a straight laced cop and a high maintenance idiot. Reese Witherspoon plays the cop. And Sofia Vergara plays a role that sends the equality of women back fifty years. Way to lean in Parenthood.
As you can imagine, Sofia Vergara doesn’t transform that much for this role. She’s a sexy vixen. Whereas Reese Witherspoon takes on sex appeal of a meter maid. I can just imagine Reese saying, “Ma’am we’re undercover. I need you to dial down the hotness. You don’t always have to turn it up to 11.”
In this movie Reese needs to get Sofia to Dallas to testify against a cartel boss. Sofia does not want to do this because people who mess with the cartel tend to die. And Sofia looks like she’s not yet ready to hear, “Say hello to my little friend.” At least not in that context.
A lot of drama happens when a couple of dirty cops turn on Reese and Sofia. So now they have to do some pretty ridiculous things to get to Dallas. The girls steal a truck, take over a tour bus, and for some reason put on a deer costume to pass a police check point. Yeah, none of this sounds very normal to me. Apparently in movie land the only way to avoid the police is to choose the most moronic transportation possible.
But eventually when they get to Dallas Sofia reveals she wants to kill the cartel boss because he killed her brother. And that she is actually smart and has planned the whole thing. Yeah, that makes absolutely no sense.
The Straight Dope: The idea of Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara teaming up is a good idea. It just so happens this movie wasn’t. You may want to stay home for this one.