Feeling Warm And Fuzzy For 'Hot Fuzz'

It's a rare day that I get to watch a movie, but yesterday's events, including my daughter taking a surprise nap, conspired to allow me to. My husband TiVoed Hot Fuzz, a fish-out-of-water comedy about a London police officer who gets hired to police an idyllic British village, and yesterday afternoon he fired it up.

I had never heard of this movie, and had only a vague idea of Shaun of the Dead, which was made by the same guys. While I know I'm behind the curve in seeing this film, I'm ahead of at least one other BPP staffer, so I figure there may be more of you out there who would appreciate hearing about it. Here's a taste of Hot Fuzz:

Of course, it turns out the village isn't so idyllic, blah, blah, blah, its spotless murder record isn't quite accurate, blah, blah, blah. The plot doesn't sound so hot, but really, this one is all in the writing and (forgive the pun) execution.

I didn't get to finish it, because my daughter woke up as the final act was beginning. I am planning to squeeze in some "mommy time" this afternoon to finish what I'm hoping is a spectacularly hilarious bloodbath before picking her up from school.



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Hot Fuzz is amazing...a great parody of detective stories and later on, of blockbuster action movies. Shaun of the Dead is almost as good.

Sent by Greg | 1:45 PM | 7-7-2008

My sister and I discovered "Hot Fuzz" one weekend while browsing channels early in the morning, and we loved it. It's fresh, hilarious, and completely insane. Absolutely wonderful!

Sent by Nora | 2:11 PM | 7-7-2008

You won't be let down :)

Sent by Sarah Lee | 2:21 PM | 7-7-2008

I recently watched Point Break again and when Keanu Reeves (as Johnny Utah) fired his gun at the sky out of frustration and conflicted loyalties, I was immediately transported back to Hot Fuzz. Pretty much tripled my enjoyment of Point Break.

Hot Fuzz was an instant classic.

Sent by Maura | 2:43 PM | 7-7-2008

I got to finish it! I loved it! Yay "Hot Fuzz!" Bad title, great flick!

Sent by Tricia, NPR | 4:51 PM | 7-7-2008

This is one of my favorite movies. It is among the rare pockets of brilliance in the movie world.

Sent by m.rawlins | 6:02 PM | 7-7-2008

Yeah, I went to this movie at my local cinema not knowing what to expect and really enjoyed it. Glad you got a chance to see it, Tricia.

Sent by Sarah Goodyear | 6:03 PM | 7-7-2008

The only drawback is that the accents were so thick, it needed subtitles. But the ending is the funniest shoot-out scene I've ever seen. It sent up every cop show cliche.

Sent by Matthew C. Scallon | 6:06 PM | 7-7-2008

I got to see "Hot Fuzz" at the Loew's theater on Time Square, so I had the full stadium-seating experience while watching a hilarious film. Loved it.

Sent by Cinder Conlon | 9:05 AM | 7-8-2008

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