Feeling Warm And Fuzzy For 'Hot Fuzz' : The Bryant Park Project BPP editor discovers the warm pleasures of British movie about a year and a half after the rest of the world.
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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.