Sunday, June 07, 2015


SPY is a genuinely funny spy movie spoof starring Melissa McCarthy as a frumpy back office analyst allowed to go on a mission to save James Bond-esque boss (Jude Law).  On the way, she's hindered by an ultra-macho but feckless spy played by Jason Statham and poses as a bodyguard for a bitchy evil villain played by Rose Byrne, who frankly steals the show.  The film rolls along at a frantic pace taking us through the glamorous capital cities of Europe. The running jokes are at the expense of slick heroes, and champion the under-dogs. Byrne gets all the best lines and McCarthy's charm carries along the rest of the film. But kudos to Law and Statham for having the comic timing and general good humour to rinse their screen personae so well.  Another hit from writer-director Paul Feig (BRIDESMAIDS).  I could happily watch a sequel.

SPY has a running time of 119 minutes and is rated R. The movie is on global release.

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