Hot Fuzz (2007)
Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton
Synopsis: Top London cop Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is sent Sandford Gloucester for making the rest of his colleagues look bad. After arriving to the happy town Angel apprehends his new partner PC Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) who continues to ask him a series of stupid questions about being a city cop. People in the village keep dying in mysterious but gruesome accidents. Angel believes that these are not accidents but in fact murders which is met with much resistance because there hasn’t been a recorded murder in Sandford in over 20 years. After investigating it further he learns a shocking truth that could put his life in danger.
Trivia: Pegg and Wright interviewed many real police officers while doing research for the film. Many lines in the film such as “I prefer to think my office is out on the street” came directly from those interviews. The stylized scenes of Nick doing paperwork were inspired by the officers noting that paperwork is a huge part of the job but it is never depicted in cop shows and films.
Why I think you should see this: I absolutely love they comedy duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost they work very well together. This is one of the few movies that is quite violent but also hysterically funny. Edgar Wright does a great job directing this as he did Shaun of the Dead. If you like british comedies but haven’t seen this I suggest you check it out also if you just want to laugh.