Well, Hot Pursuit stars Reese Witherspoon as an uptight by-the-book Officer Cooper, a Texas cop if you will who is very patient with her notebook and is responsible for a little fire and shotgun incident. She then has to head out to Mexico and be the escort for Miss Daniella Riva, wife of a drug lord, played by Sofia Vergera, but it's not soon when some shootouts empty the guns and a misunderstanding turns the mismatched pair into outlaws. Being chased by police and this band of men after them for whatever reason, they must try to get to Dallas so Mrs. Riva can appeal.
Now, let me just say the opening of this movie is really good. What country song was playing as the logo for Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema was playing? And Cooper is an interesting enough character, a likeable enough and headstrong...cowgirl, I suppose. And even though I never watch Modern Family, I think Sofia Vergara is a good enough actress in general. All this movie needs to really work is two committed stars, a twist of some sort, and some nice puns. This movie has all that, and even though the puns can be a little unoriginal, they were at least gently funny.
My favourite part of the humour was when it actually got supremely original and the TV kept coming on about the two misfits, one getting more and more small, the other more and more old. There was also a fun enough fight with the song "Black Betty" from the not-so-remarkable animated TMNT movie, basically the song making me want to watch the fight sequence again. There's also a misunderstanding scene involving trying to get on a bus, and usually jokes about accidentally embarrassing yourself can be excruciating, but Reese Witherspoon's dialogue and delivery makes it enjoyable. I finished the movie wondering what all the negative fuss was about.