Hot Pursuit

Reese Witherspoon delivers a few minutes of superb physical humor—when her character inadvertently does cocaine for the first time—in this otherwise worthless action comedy. She plays a tight-assed Texas policewoman making an accident-filled trip to deliver the wife of a Mexican drug lord to the Witness Protection Program. Sofia Vergara, unbearably shrill as the wife, sets the tone for much of the supporting cast. The treatment of cartel-related violence is shockingly blithe; had the filmmakers shown the slightest understanding of the war on drugs, their callousness might have made for an invigorating bad-taste comedy instead of the asinine sitcom they produced. Anne Fletcher (The Guilt Trip, 27 Dresses) directed, ineptly.