Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon star in the new Hot Pursuit trailer

I think we’re seriously lacking in the female driven comedy arena.  I loved BRIDESMAIDS, but THE HEAT felt like something I’ve seen a dozen times before and now it looks like HOT PURSUIT is heading down a well paved path as well.  The first couple of trailers for the new comedy featuring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara have been heavy on the cliches and make the film look like any one of a number of odd-couple-on-the-run movies we’ve seen over the years.  Fans of Vergara should be happy since I’m sure there will be plenty of jokes about her accent and breasts and Witherspoon fans will be pleased that she’s once again playing her likeable gentle-but-strong character.  I’m just not sure they work well together.  Check out the new trailer below and see for yourself.

The official HOT PURSUIT synopsis: Hot Pursuit follows an uptight and by the book cop (Witherspoon) who tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow of a drug boss (Vergara) as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.  HOT PURSUIT stars Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, John Carroll Lynch, Rob Kazinsky and Richard T. Jones.  The Anne Fletcher directed film hits theaters on May 8th.

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