If you are looking for a laugh out loud movie with no deep meaning, Spy is a perfect fun movie. I’m giving it a B.
From the very beginning, Spy pokes fun at the James Bond franchise with a copycat opening and bumbling undercover agent in a dark tux. When super-agent, Bradley Fine ends up killed and the whole agency is compromised, Fine’s assistant demands to go undercover to set things right. Melissa McCarthy has found a movie that fits her witty comedy without all the fat jokes and degradation.
Poor Susan Cooper is given the worst identities like a strange cat lady or the single mother of five children. Yet she’s got some depth to her and kick butt skills! Jason Statham steals the movie as a fellow CIA operative who goes rogue and throws a wrench into Susan’s best laid plans! It’s a wonder he’s still alive. He’s the type like your parents who tell the most outrageous tales of walking sixteen miles to school one way in a six food snowstorm carrying their desk.
Written and directed by the guy who directed Bridesmaids, Spy is perfect to kick off the end of the year school blues! This movie will keep you laughing from the opening credits through the final scene. It has surprises though and a whole lot of potty language. There were more f-bombs dropped in this two hour movie than 50 Cent’s song “Guess Who’s Back”. And speaking of 50…He appears to be following in Mike Tyson’s shoes showing up in this movie!
While the summer is defined by the big movie blockbusters, Spy is a fun escape from chasing dinosaurs and super heroes. Just make sure you go to the matinee. It’s not worth the full price ticket!
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