After writing about another Wright/Pegg/Frost film a few days ago, Shaun of the Dead, I thought I’d write about another one, which I’ve always really enjoyed: Hot Fuzz.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
IMDb: ” Jealous colleagues conspire to get a top London cop transferred to a small town and paired with a witless new partner. On the beat, the pair stumble upon a series of suspicious accidents and events.”
I can’t quite place my finger on why I love this film so much, there’s simply too many reasons. It’s very well-written, the acting is spot on and, living in a small village myself, I love the setting.
Pegg is the top London cop, Nicholas Angel, Frost is the witless new partner, Danny Butterman, and this buddy cop flick really does have it all: gruesome murders, interesting locals and a hell of a lot of guns – farmers’ mums have guns, don’t you know. In my opinion, this film is comedy at its finest.
Watch this film if you’re a fan of British comedy, which is shown to perfection in this film. Pegg and Frost are always great to watch on screen, and Hot Fuzz shows off their fantastic relationship very well.