Back to back Sandra Bullock – The Heat and While You Were Sleeping


After seeing gravity, I am in the mood to see more of Sandy’s movies. I watched her latest movie (before Gravity) and the second movie that made me fell in love with her (yes, Sandy is my woman-crush, she is so beautiful. She is one of my top 5 most beautiful actresses). Although I haven’t seen all her movies (yet) but she is still one out seven actress/actors I will always watch the movie not matter how crappy it is.

I first saw Sandra in Speed, that movie made me a fan of both Keanu and Sandra. I was full of joy when she won the Oscar (tho I never watch Academy Award anymore).

Anyway, here are the movies I watched recently. (Sorry if the review is not good, lately I lost my mood to write a movie review)

The Heat (2013)

The_Heat_posterWhen I first saw the trailer, I am not really into the movie because it reminds me a bit of Ms. Congeniality 2. But I still watch it because it’s Sandra Bullock’s movie. After watching it, I wasn’t that impressed…nothing really special about it. I have seen a lot of good cop bad cop movies and The Heat doesn’t give something new to it.

FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a very skilled agent but other agents dislike her because she is arrogant. She is sent to Boston to deal with drug supplier named Larkin. On the process, she met Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) from Boston PD. Mullins is a trash mouth, rude, violence police, she doesn’t follow the rule. Mullins is a good cop but not that easy to like. They are forced to work together. Along the way, they (as we all have expected) become friends.

For me, none of the characters is likeable. Both Ashburn and Mullins are played brilliantly by Bullock and McCarthy, the problem for me is just those two characters don’t make me want to know about them. I feel that both the characters are faking too much, Ashburn with her by the book action and Mullins with her hell with the book action…they just don’t come natural.

However, I still think that the Heat is a nice watch but I know I will not rewatch it. I have known the drug dealer and the story, so there’s nothing else I want to see.

Director: Paul Feig
Producers: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping
Scriptwriter: Katie Dippold
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin, Dan Bakkedahl, Taran Killam, Michael McDonald, Tom Wilson
Rating: 2 stars

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

2-24 While You Were SleepingCompared to The Heat…While You Were Sleeping is far better. Simple story but it really gets in to my heart. I can easily say that While You Were Sleeping is in my top 5 romantic comedy. It doesn’t have that over the top love story where Cinderella meets rich Prince Charming (like Pretty Woman and Maid in Manhattan), it’s so simple and can actually happen in real life. Unlike The Heat that I have just reviewed above, WYWS have likeable characters…it’s so easy to fall in love with Lucy and Jake.

Lucy Moderatz (Sandra Bullock) works in train station, the kind of work that easily makes you bored and lonely. Lucy once had a loving father, she has been alone and lonely since her father’s death. She has a secret crush on one of the commuters named Peter Callaghan (Peter Gallagher). He falls to the train track and Lucy saves him. One of the nurses thinks that she is his fiancé and tells the family about it. Lucy is trapped in a loving family she can’t escape. She has to play along as their son’s future wife. But things get complicated when Jack (Bill Pullman), Peter’s brother, shows up.

I love love love this movie!! I have watched it more than five times and still finding it fun and enjoyable. It hasn’t made me bored yet. I love how simple their love is. What makes this movie is better than most romantic comedy is the way it involves family loves, it’s not merely about the couple. Both Lucy and Jack are so adorable and Sandra is so darn beautiful.

Before I write this post, I have watched the movie once again 😉

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Producer: Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth
Scriptwriter: Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric LeBow
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Glynis Johns, Jack Warden
Rating: 4 stars

Have you watched these movies?

21 thoughts on “Back to back Sandra Bullock – The Heat and While You Were Sleeping

    1. You don’t miss much, IMO…you can catch it on DVD. Nothing special there…at least for me.

      Me too!! I liked her since Speed but I became a fan after WYWS 🙂

  1. I have not seen either of these two films but Sandra Bullock is definitely a beautiful woman, that i do know 🙂 I will have to see if I can find those dvd’s and watch them my great friend. As always you have presented a well researched posting and I have enjoyed this one a lot Miss. Novia 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend my sweet and dear friend 🙂

    Andro xxxx

    1. You should see While You were sleeping…it’s such a sweet and heart-warm story. It’s not goth and dark but I bet you will like it nevertheless 😉

      have a lovely week Andro 🙂

    1. I like the Proposal 🙂
      I have watched most of Sandy’s movies.
      I like romantic comedy because it can be really funny sometimes, what I don’t like is pure romance which most of the time ended up in boredom.

  2. I love her but she’s made a few movies I wasn’t so keen on. The Haet seems to be one of those. I need to watch Gravity soon.
    I like While You Were Sleeping a lot too. I’ve seen it twice so far but could easily re-watch it.

    1. I agree with you…she does have movies I am not keen on but I still enjoy her presence, sort of like with Cillian.

      I don’t think there’s someone who dislike While you were sleeping 😉

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