“The hunger of a female moviegoing public that’s endured a long June of capes and bro jokes. And I’d add to this list Tuesday’s barn burner thrill ride of watching/tweeting about/bowing down before Texas Senator Wendy Davis, who stood for 13 hours in protest of a bill she believed would dangerously undercut women’s health. Politics aside, it was a bravura performance of a fiercely capable and passionate woman having her most important day at the office ever. Women want to see women on screen they recognize and sometimes aspire to be. And that’s part of why it was so fun last night to watch Bullock and McCarthy, both operating in top form, bring it.” (Karen Valby, Enterainment Weekly)
As someone who stayed awake until the early hours of the morning watching the Texas filibuster proceedings with bated breath, I couldn't agree more. As a girl who grew up loving the original STAR WARS trilogy and INDIANA JONES (I swear, every time we ordered pizza for dinner), seeing two women tearing around the city blowing things up, suffering, sweating, and swearing through the pain, feeds my action-hero soul.