Rating: PG-13, for sexual content, violence, language and some drug material.
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara star in this screechy, mismatched-buddy road-trip comedy. Witherspoon plays a fast-talking, by-the-book police officer who’s eager to prove herself after an embarrassing Taser mishap. (Police brutality may not be the best source of laughs these days.) Vergara plays the sassy, blingy wife of a high-ranking drug cartel member whom Witherspoon’s character must escort to Dallas to testify before entering witness protection. When they’re confused for dangerous criminals, madcap hilarity (and misogynistic humor) ensue. There’s a bit involving a car crash which sends a cloud of cocaine floating into the sky — and into Witherspoon’s system, which makes her even more manic. Lots of gunshots are fired — some resulting in death — but since this is a PG-13 movie, we don’t see much carnage. There’s some language. And at one point, Vergara and Witherspoon pretend to be lesbian lovers, making out with each other to distract a suspicious farmer. This movie is probably suitable for tweens and older, but it’s terrible for everybody regardless of age.