“Hot Pursuit” Is A Hot Mess

THR sniffs: ‘Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are chased through Texas in Anne Fletcher’s slapstick female buddy comedy “Hot Pursuit.” Isn’t this the sort of nitwit comedy Witherspoon wasn’t going to have to make anymore after becoming a producer on the likes of “Wild” and “Gone Girl”? A jaw-droppingly klutzy law enforcement farce in the vein of “The Heat,” albeit deprived of the R-rated raunch and out-there gags, this is a down-home comedy that should have stayed there, as it does no favors to the appealing but ill-served (and poorly photographed) co-stars…This Warner Bros. release will probably hit the target audience of the mainstream girls’-night-out crowd but that’s it.’

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